Estate Planning Attorneys Ask: Have You Accomplished This Critical Task?

There’s one critical move that a large number of older Americans have yet to make: creating a will.

Using Trusts to Maintain Control of Inheritances

Why would you leave an inheritance to a trust for a beneficiary rather than “outright” to the beneficiary? The answer is control.

How Do I Incorporate Charitable Giving into My Estate Plan?

Charitable giving comes in many forms. Some people donate annually to their favorite charities, while others may volunteer their time or professional services.

Power of Attorney, Living Wills: Before a Crisis Strikes

Aging parents who need support from adult children do not always have power of attorney documents completed before caregiving begins. Caregiving situations arise from unexpected situations, like an accident in the home or health emergency like a heart attack or stroke.

When Was the Last Time You Talked with Your Estate Planning Attorney?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 could have a major impact, not only on estate tax planning but also on income taxes derived from unrealized estate tax consequences.

What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for My Estate Plan?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 could have a big impact, not only on estate tax planning but also on income taxes derived from unrealized estate tax consequences.

Can I Draft My Own Will?

In this article, we are going to give you the reasons why you should hire a lawyer for your estate plan.

Should I Put My Firearms in a “Gun Trust”?

Make a mistake when inheriting an IRA and you might face tax consequences. Make a mistake when inheriting a gun collection, and there’s a chance you could face felony charges. Therefore, anyone who owns a gun, may want to consider adding a gun trust to their estate plan.

Think You’re Not in Favor of the Estate Tax? You’ll Be Surprised

However, there’s one type of tax on millionaires that Americans have consistently been skeptical of: the estate tax. Polling typically shows that a majority of Americans favor repealing this tax completely.

What Are the New Rules for Veterans’ Benefits?

Under the new rules, veterans will be given three options for their benefits appeals. All three are designed to streamline the complicated existing process for cases, which can languish for years as new evidence and arguments are introduced throughout the timeline.