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Contributions To A Marriage - Still Searching For That Something Special?
The starting point is that marital assets should be split 50:50, unless there is 'good reason' to order otherwise.
United States
15 Nov 2017
Death And The NJ LLC
What happens when a member of a limited liability company (LLC) dies? The New Jersey Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (NJ-RULLCA)...
United States
15 Nov 2017
Does Sister Have Mom's Best Interest In Mind?
Unfortunately, situations like the question are all too common, especially where there is family discord.
United States
13 Nov 2017
Massachusetts Highest Court Rules in Favor of Personal Representatives' Access to Decedent's Yahoo Email Account Under Federal Law
On October 16, 2017, the highest court in Massachusetts found that a federal law known as the Stored Communications Act (SCA) does not prevent the Personal Representatives of an estate from accessing the content of a decedent's Yahoo email account, but remanded the case to the Probate Court to resolve a second issue of whether Yahoo's terms of services agreement bars access.
United States
8 Nov 2017
Wealth Management Update – November 2017
The November § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4%, up from 2.2% in October.
United States
1 Nov 2017
What You Should Know About Estate And Gift Tax 2018 Inflation Adjustments
The IRS has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments for many tax provisions, including exemptions for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and the annual exclusion amount for gifts.
United States
30 Oct 2017
Estate Planning For Empty Nesters
Your youngest child is finally off to college.
United States
23 Oct 2017
Is She My Grandchild?
Suppose you have a trust that provides for distributions to your descendants. Suppose further that your son dies having given his wife permission to use his frozen sperm.
United States
19 Oct 2017
Republicans Announce Tax Reform Framework, Which Includes Repealing Estate Tax
After months of speculation, President Trump and the Republicans have announced their framework for tax reform. While specific details are not known, the key elements of the framework include:
United States
5 Oct 2017
The Stretch IRA: A Simple Yet Powerful Estate Planning Tool
The IRA's value as a retirement planning tool is well known: IRA assets compound on a tax-deferred (or, in the case of a Roth IRA, tax-free) basis, which can help build a more substantial nest egg.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Saying Farewell To A Brave Woman
In law school, I wrote papers on the tax consequences of death and divorce for same-sex married couples.
United States
22 Sep 2017
Leaving A Financial Road Map For Your Loved One
We do not like to think about dying or becoming incapacitated due to illness, but it is important to be prepared.
United States
19 Sep 2017
Tips For Handling Assets From Wine Cellar
Q: My brother died owning an extensive wine cellar. The terms of his last will and testament give this wine collection to my two adult nephews equally. As the executor, how should I handle these assets?
United States
18 Sep 2017
Powers Of Appointment Add Flexibility In Trusts
I am planning to create a trust to benefit my husband and our children after my death. But what if the laws change, or my family's financial situation changes? How can I plan for this?
United States
6 Sep 2017
Wealth Management Update - September 2017
The September § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.4%, the same as in August.
United States
5 Sep 2017
Georgia's New Uniform Power Of Attorney Act In Review (Part One)
Effective July 1st of this year, Georgia's new Uniform Power of Attorney Act ("UPOAA") applies to most written, general, financial powers of attorney. A power of attorney ("POA") allows for one party...
United States
29 Aug 2017
Family Limited Partnerships In Estate Planning - Is Estate Of Powell The End Or The Beginning Of Aggressive Tax Planning?
Instead of following the standard I.R.S. approach1 for cases where Code §2036(a) was applied, which was never contested, the court adopted a new, untested theory– one that could potentially create...
United States
24 Aug 2017
Are You A Member Of The Sandwich Generation?
If you are currently taking care of your children and your elderly parents, count yourself among those of the Sandwich Generation.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Does It Matter When You File For Divorce?
Does it matter when you file for divorce? Yes, in a divorce case involving maintenance, the filing date of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois may impact the term of the maintenance award.
United States
15 Aug 2017
Pavan v Smith: Supreme Court Prevents Attempts Of States To Undermine Rights Of Married Same Sex Couples
The State argued that being named on birth certificates is not a benefit of marriage, but rather a device meant only to record biological parentage.
United States
14 Aug 2017
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