Category Archives: Family Law

Trust Administration: Gifts and Personal Possessions, Internal Family Litigation, Elder Abuse

Family dynamics can be difficult to manage in the best of times. When the assets of an inherited estate are at stake, they can be even more problematic, especially when a complex family structure that includes children from multiple marriages … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Tax Attorney When You are Audited by IRS or When You Start a New Business?

Now that the season to file tax returns has ended, many people may become concerned about whether some aspect of their return might draw the attention of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and lead to an audit. This leads to … Continue reading

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Trust Provisions: A-B Trust vs. A Trust; College Planning: How to Fund Higher Education

We frequently mention that trusts are a good way to avoid the probate process, which takes time, costs money, and has an unknown outcome. The A Trust and the A-B Trust are two popular types of trusts to help married … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston Update; IRS Publishes “Fresh Start” for Struggling Taxpayers; California Residency

We are in the heart of tax season, so naturally we have recently been addressing many related issues. We wish we had time to discuss them all on our weekly radio and web broadcast on KDOW 1220 AM, and then … Continue reading

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Special Needs Trusts for Children and Elderly Require Careful Estate Planning and Long-Term Financial Considerations

As a part of our recent focus on trusts and estates, the topic of our most recent radio program on Saturday afternoon was Special Needs Trusts, which are becoming a much more frequent part of family estate plans. We covered … Continue reading

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