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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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Gifts For Your Children: Selling or Transferring Property To Your Kids (Plus a Few Tax-Time Tips)

At this time of the year, we feel compelled to remind our followers of a couple of tax-time tips, all of which we have discussed several times in recent months: Recent changes to the law have forced financial institutions that … 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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Living Trust And Estate Tax Laws May Change. Will Your Estate Plan Still Be Appropriate?

We have recently written about living trusts, and their impact on estate taxes, but we feel the need to address this topic again, because of the uncertainly concerning the current federal estate tax laws, which expire at the end of … 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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HARP and Other Options for Underwater and Troubled Real Estate in Your Estate Planning

This past week brought a bit of relief to a portion of the millions of American homeowners whose home mortgages are “underwater” when the White House announced revisions to the Housing Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). The changes to HARP, which … Continue reading

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