Attorneys have long advised entire families with respect to their estate planning. Ethics require attorneys to maintain a duty of loyalty to each client they represent and fully advise their clients regarding the structures they are recommending. Sometimes even when the transaction works exactly as intended, lawyers get sued.
More and more families own property, assets, and businesses together. Using an entity to govern operations provides stability by allowing continued operation upon the death of an owner. When the governing agreement and estate planning documents of a deceased owner conflict, unintended, potentially litigious, results occur. Read on to learn more.
When we learned of the original provisions in the Build Back Better Act, many individuals panicked, rushing to complete Estate Planning or seeking to undo certain aspects of their estate plan. As the Build Back Better Act has evolved, many wondered if they should have waited before making significant changes to their estate plan. No matter what happens with the Build Back Better Act, an estate plan centered on long-term goals will serve you well. Read on to learn more.
Individuals who undertake Estate Planning want to ensure that their plan works the way it’s intended. When clients neglect to consider Estate Planning on a regular basis, they set themselves up for failure. Waiting until an emergency arises almost guarantees that the plan will fail when needed the most. Estate Planning completed under duress can lead to unfavorable results. Read on to learn more.
Most taxpayers understand that to receive the benefit of charitable deductions, they need to itemize their income tax deductions. However, in the wake of the pandemic, Congress passed legislation allowing even those who take the standard income tax deduction to benefit from a charitable income tax deduction. Read on to learn more.
As fall turns into winter and the holiday season arrives, it’s natural to review the year, plan for the next, and count your blessings. One of the ways to plan for the next year, and perhaps to address some outstanding concerns in this one, is to consider making annual per donee exclusion gifts. This article will explore annual exclusion gifting and demonstrate how gifts of seemingly modest amounts can be a powerful estate planning tool. Read on to learn more.