VIDEO: LIVING TRUST FAILURES: COSTLY MISTAKES TO AVOID

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10th Feb 2011

RISKS OF PORTABILITY UNDER THE NEW ESTATE TAX LAW

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29th Jan 2011

Under the new Estate Tax law, surviving spouses have a “portability” right when their spouse passes away.  The survivor can elect this “portability” in the 706 Estate Tax Return.  The advantage of the portability is the use of the unused … more

NEW ESTATE TAX LAW – WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

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19th Jan 2011

Last month, the President signed into law the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. The new law reinstates the estate tax, but sets the exemption amount at $5 Million, and sets the maximum tax rate … more

Personal Service Is My Standard

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27th Dec 2010

 I have just completed my 20th year of practice in Estate Planning, Business Planning, and Estates: 19 years as a solo practitioner.  Unlike larger firms, I personally work directly with my clients, which allows me to provide a more affordable, … more

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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18th Dec 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS CALIFORNIA FAMILY TRUSTS  Dwight Edward Tompkins Estate Planning Attorney TOMPKINS-LAW.COM 

VIDEO: QUANTITATIVE EASING EXPLAINED

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22nd Nov 2010

DD A fun and educational video on economic and monetary issues.  Enjoy. Dwight Edward Tompkins Attorney at Law This blog is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice from a qualified … more

19th Nov 2010

DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS Attorney at Law TOMPKINS-LAW.COM    This blog is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified estate planning attorney in your jurisdiction.