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Thursday, September 30, 2021

What Retirees May Want to Know About Potential Changes to the Capital Gains Taxes

Did you know that President Biden made an announcement recently regarding individual tax proposals? Among these proposals was a provision which would mean an increase to 39.6% for the long-term capital gains tax rate. It is a big change and one worth considering as you evaluate your finances and financial future. For retirees and those looking to retire in the near future, changes in taxation can have substantial impacts on their financial prospects.

What Retirees and the Soon to Be Retired May Want to Know About Potential Changes to the Capital Gains Taxes

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Monday, September 27, 2021

The Importance of an Estate Plan Update After Moving

Have you recently moved? Are you planning to move soon? When you are assembling your seemingly never ending to-do list, be sure that an estate plan update tops the list. It can be important for a number of reasons which we will discuss in more detail here.

The Importance of an Estate Plan Update After Moving

First of all, it is important to note that state laws can have serious impacts on what you are considered to be owner of upon your death, which will, in turn, likely have significant consequences for your estate plan. Some states are community property states. In these states, almost all property and other assets acquired during a marriage are considered to be owned in equal parts by both spouses, with some exceptions.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Probate Checklist

There is a lot to do during probate. If you have heard that probate can take a long time, you heard right.
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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Why Can Probate Take So Long?

Probate’s reputation can long proceed a person actually knowing about what goes on during the process. While you may not know the exact steps that occur during probate, the court supervised process of administering a person’s estate after he or she dies, you may have heard that it can be a costly, time consuming, and stressful process.
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Tips for Choosing the Personal Representative of Your Estate

If you are taking steps to establish an estate plan, then you have already made important progress towards protecting the future you want for yourself and your loved ones. During the estate planning process, there are many important decisions you will need to make.
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Monday, July 26, 2021

Estate Planning Changes and the For the 99.5% Act

Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced sweeping reforms to the federal estate tax. He introduced the “For the 99.5% Act” to Congress back in March. If passed, the impacts on estate planning will be significant. Fortunately, the changes would not go into effect until the end of 2021.
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Monday, June 28, 2021

Where Should You Keep Your Original Estate Planning Documents?

Estate planning can be so much more about a will, although a will can be important. A will can not only detail how you wish your property to be distributed upon your death, but it can also do things such as name the personal representative of your estate as well as an alternate should your first choice be unable to serve for one reason or another and you can also name a guardian of your children should you have any minor children at the time of your passing.
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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

The importance of estate planning cannot be overstated. While it is most prominently known as a plan for how you wish your assets to be distributed to the appropriate heirs after you pass away, there is so much more to it.
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Friday, May 28, 2021

What Is a Spendthrift Trust?

Trusts can be incredibly valuable estate planning tools. The number of trust types available are various and can serve a variety of different purposes.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Does “Domicile” Matter in Estate Planning?

If you have considered or engaged in estate planning, it may have been your first foray into the legal realm. It can feel like you have arrived in a foreign land.
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Why a Prenup Can Be a Valuable Estate Planning Tool

Most people consider a prenup to be something that could be a part of planning for an impending marriage. Other times, people may think that a prenup is something you do when you plan for a divorce before the marriage has even occurred. Most people, however, would not think about a prenup as an estate planning tool. The trust is, however, that putting a prenup in place can be a valuable estate planning move for a number of reasons. Here, we will discuss how prenups could help you fortify your estate plans.

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