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Monday, March 16, 2020

What Litigation May Arise During Probate?

Probate involves the administration of a deceased individual’s estate. For instance, the deceased’s assets will be identified, there will be payment of taxes and other outstanding debts, and there will also be the distribution of the deceased’s assets to the legal heirs as provided in the will or by the State’s intestacy laws.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Can You Establish a Trust for Your Pet in Arkansas?

When you are going through the estate planning process, you are really planning a future for you and your family. Family includes loved ones and even friends that have become family. It can also include your pets. Beloved pets are often considered by all to be family members. You may be relieved to know that you can protect your pet’s future in your estate plan.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Can You Contest a Trust in Arkansas?

Trust and Estate Planning Attorneys

There are a number of reasons why someone would want to contest an estate planning document such as a trust or a Read more . . .

Monday, February 10, 2020

What the SECURE Act Means for Retirement Account Beneficiaries


The start of the new year brought some big changes to estate planning and Read more . . .

Monday, January 13, 2020

What Are Grounds for Contesting a Will?

Successfully challenging the validity of a will is usually very difficult. The testator, the deceased person who created the will, is no longer around to communicate his or her wishes.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Why Hire an Attorney for a Tax Audit?

The dreaded tax audit seems to loom over all of those working to finalize their tax returns for the IRS. If you receive a notice from the IRS that you have been selected for audit, you are most likely stressed out about it. Read more . . .

Monday, December 16, 2019

What Qualifies for 501(c)(3) Status?

501(c)(3) status refers to an organization deemed to be in compliance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 501(c)(3) entities are usually referred to as charitable organizations. A charitable organization that falls under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions pursuant to section 170 of the Code. The organization may also receive private foundation and government grants as well as tax exemption from several federal, state, and local taxes. These charitable organizations may also benefit from special postage and nonprofit advertising rates, among other discounts.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

What Is the Bank Secrecy Act?

In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). It is also referred to as the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act or the Anti-Money Laundering Law (AML). The central purpose of establishing the BSA was to aid in the prevention of money laundering.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Gift Tax Returns

If you have a larger estate and have thought about or begun the estate planning process, you may have considered ways to avoid estate tax. Large estates are taxed on their value when the testator dies and leaves his assets to beneficiaries. One way people look to avoid the estate tax is by doing things like gifting assets during their lifetime.

In order to help prevent people from skirting estate tax obligations through lifetime gifts, a

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Friday, November 8, 2019

What Happens During an IRS Audit?

“IRS audit” is a phrase dreaded among most of the United States. Even for those of us who keep the most meticulous of tax records and properly file everything, the prospect of an audit is a stressful one. If you receive a letter in the mail from the IRS notifying you of an audit, panic may have set in. To help assuage some of your anxiety and prepare yourself for what is to come next, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what actually happens during an Read more . . .

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Estate Tax Returns

The executor of an estate is tasked with filing tax returns for the estate, if necessary. The estate of a deceased individual is considered to be a separate legal entity for purposes of federal income tax.
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