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What is Estate Planning?
  • Odin Feldman & Pittleman PC
  • USA
  • January 17 2019

No one likes to think about death. However, it is important to be prepared when the time comes so that our loved ones have a clear, irrefutable

A Cautionary Fairy-Tale - If Only Cinderella's Father Had An Estate Plan
  • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
  • USA
  • January 16 2019

Ah, the tale of Cinderella, a classic childhood favorite. We all know it as the story of an orphan who is mistreated by her Evil Stepmother and, with

Why Amending Your Estate Plan Could Create Significant Income Tax Savings
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2019

There are many reasons to have an attorney review your estate plan every few years. This is especially important for couples with estate plans that

I'm an Executor or Administrator of an Estate...Now What?
  • McBrayer McGinnis Leslie & Kirkland PLLC
  • USA
  • January 10 2019

As an estate planning attorney, I often receive calls from individuals who have just been designated as a personal representative and are wondering

Spinning straw into gold: Modifying irrevocable trusts
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2019

Irrevocable trusts have been part of estate planning for years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, such as to remove assets from a

Applicable Federal Rates and Code Section 7520 Rate for January 2019 - Generally Trending Down
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2019

The applicable federal rates (AFRs) under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 1274(d) and the Code Section 7520 rate (7520 rate) for a particular

My Will, My Trust ... What's the Difference?
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2019

You just had a meeting with your estate planner, and are certain that an excellent estate plan was proposed. Something about a will, a trust (or was

Ron Aucutt’s “Top Ten” Estate Planning and Estate Tax Developments of 2018
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2018

In an always-anticipated annual tradition, McGuireWoods partner Ronald Aucutt, with help from his McGuireWoods colleagues, has identified the top ten

The new tax act and my estate plans: Now What?
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2018

The new “Tax Cut and JOBS Act” (“TCJA”), doubles the estate tax exemption amount from $5.49 million per individual (the 2017 exemption amount) to $11

Estate Planning for the Family CottageIt’s Complicated
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2018

Estate planning is not an easy task, as families are complicated. The general goal of most people when they are estate planning is to create fairness