24th Jan 2017

One of the best pieces of news in recent years is the federal tax exemption of $5.34 million per person and indexed to inflation made permanent. This means, for 2014, as much as $5.34 million of a person’s estate will … more

16th Aug 2016

Suze Orman, an author and personal finance guru once said, “Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance isn’t as hard as you might think.” As important as it … more

Top 5 Problems Caused by Not Completing an Estate Plan

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13th Jan 2015

Completing an estate plan is actually one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. There are several reasons why this is not only an important consideration, but one you should make right now if … more

28th May 2014

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An Estate Planning Expert Discuses the Living Trust Dispute Between The University of Texas and Ryan O’Neal

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24th Jan 2014

How well executed is a will or living trust? If these documents fulfill the wishes of the estate owner without any major legal problems, then they are well-executed.  Dwight Edward Tompkins, an estate planning attorney from Orange County, states that … more

A Living Trust Attorney Explains How to Plan For Assets Outside of California

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15th Jan 2014

The main reason most people undertake estate planning is to have an orderly and seamless transfer of assets and property to their designated beneficiaries when they die.  You can achieve this with a validly executed will or living trust, but … more

24th Dec 2013

The death of a loved one, whether it is expected (after a long illness) or unexpected, leaves us overwhelmed and numb with shock.  Nevertheless it is important that you do not become immobilized by grief, especially if you are the … more

3rd Dec 2013

One main objective of estate planning is tax planning.  Nowadays a popular way to reduce estate taxes is through gifting.  Many estate owners like using this tool because they get to see their beneficiaries benefit from their gifts.  As an … more

19th Nov 2013

Estate planning documents plan for one’s death.  It is unpleasant to think about, but everyone passes away, so an estate plan should be implemented no matter what.   There are some cases when an estate plan is taken into consideration when … more

22nd Sep 2013

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