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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Estate Planning for Millennials

Why is it important for young people to have an estate plan?

Millennials, or those born between the years of 1981 and 1996, are now busy building careers and starting families of their own. Today’s Millennials watched the nation take a hit during the 2007 recession. For many Millennials, this defining event has created an air of caution when it comes to finances and investing. Wise Millennials understand that developing an...


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Understanding RMDs in IRAs

Retirement accounts are extremely popular vehicles for saving for retirement. However, the government does not allow you to leave your tax-deferred dollars in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) indefinitely. While it is not a problem for some individuals, some retirees would prefer to leave the money in the account if they have sufficient income. Mandatory withdrawals from an IRA could result in an income tax debt.


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Monday, July 23, 2018

Arkansas Faces Potential Online Sales Tax ‘Mess’

Do E-Commerce Sites Pay Sales Tax? 

In 1992, the United States Supreme Court decided in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota, that companies who had no physical locations within a state were not required to collect sales tax from its customers.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

What unique considerations exist for business owners when creating an estate plan?

Business owners wear many hats. As a small business owner, you are a general manager, advertising and marketing manager, therapist, copywriter, accountant, and much more. You play a vital role in your business’ success, and it is critical that you take steps to ensure your business will continue to thrive after your death. Without an estate plan in place that contemplates the needs of the business, your death could result in the end of the business. Our


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Monday, July 2, 2018

What's New With Your Company's Retirement Plan


By: Danny Broaddrick, ERISA/Qualified Plan Counsel

 

Recent legislation has impacted various aspects of many qualified retirement plans such as 401(k), profit sharing and even defined benefit (pension) plans to some degree. Some of the significant changes to note are as follows:


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Probate Litigation Explained

What issues often give rise to probate litigation?

Under Arkansas law, when a person dies with property, his or her estate will go through a process known as probate. Probate involves the accounting and gathering of assets to be divided and dispersed in accordance with the descendant’s will or state law.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

How Much Money Do I Need to Retire Abroad?

When you are working with an Arkansas retirement plan attorney, there are several factors that you need to consider when developing a retirement plan. Some of those factors include the age at which you want to retire and the standard of living you want to maintain during retirement.


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Monday, May 28, 2018

The Future of Estate Planning

Does estate planning still matter with the passage of the new tax bill?

Traditionally, much of estate planning revolved around avoidance of the so-called death tax. The death or estate tax applied to individuals or couples who died with over a certain amount of assets. When applied, the death tax could consume nearly half of the deceased person’s assets. However, with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the death tax has become nearly obsolete. The new tax law now raises the estate tax exemption to $11.


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Monday, May 21, 2018

What Happens to Your Cryptocurrencies When You Die?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a virtual form of money that is only used for online transactions. Cryptocurrencies do not have intrinsic value because they are not redeemable for another commodity such as gold or silver. However, cryptocurrencies can have substantial value. This form of currency does not have any physical form and only exists online. Therefore, it can be a challenge to ensure that the asset is not lost when someone dies.


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Friday, April 20, 2018

What Every Estate Plan Should Have


Do you have an estate plan?

It is estimated that fewer than half of all Americans have an estate plan. Without an estate plan, your assets will be distributed by the court to your closest relatives. You will be left without a say in who receives your assets or who will care for your minor child. Even further, without an estate plan in place, your health and finances will be vulnerable in the event you become incapacitated. Our


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What Happens to Your Mortgage When You Die?

Very few people enjoy thinking about death, especially their death. However, planning for your death is something you should do for your loved ones. Having an estate plan ensures that your wishes are carried out after your passing, but it also protects your loved ones. Without a valid will, intestate laws in Arkansas determine how your property is distributed. In other words, the state has the final say instead of you or your family.


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