How to Plan for Estate Tax Changes

Recently, the federal estate tax has been popping up in headlines. While not usually subject to such buzz, the federal estate tax can have important implications for many Americans. Did you know that there are proposed changes that would significantly reduce the federal estate Continue reading

3 Key Reasons Why Single Parents Need to Update Their Estate Plan When They Move to a New State

Are you a single parent? If so, estate planning may be twice as important as it is for married couples. You want to make sure that your child will be cared for no matter what. You also want to make sure that your child will be cared for no matter where you live, but this is especially Continue reading

Including an Arbitration Clause in Trust Agreements

Are you curious about creating a trust as part of your estate plan? If so, you may have many questions. Among them may concern what might happen in the future if the person you name as trustee has a disagreement with the trust beneficiaries. Who will settle a dispute? How much Continue reading

The Ins and Outs of SLATs

Did you know that a popular estate planning tool for married couples, a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLATs), may be a good choice for you if you and your spouse would like to remove assets from your taxable estate but preserve access for one of the two of you during your lifetime? Continue reading

Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney in Addition to an Estate Planning Attorney

Do estate planning attorneys and elder law attorneys practice the same type of law? Estate planning typically involves end of life planning for the disposition of assets. Thus, many people are under the assumption that elder law, because it addresses people in the later years of Continue reading

Two Potential Tax Changes That Could Impact Your Estate Planning

Now that President Biden has been formally inaugurated as the President of the United States and the Democrats have control of the House and the Senate, have you considered the impact that a new tax plan may have on your estate plans? There may be two potential tax changes that Continue reading

How Do I Choose an Estate Planning Attorney Near Me?

If you finally reached the important decision to put an estate plan in place, you may have asked yourself, “How do I choose an estate planning attorney near me?” This can be a good question and a difficult one to answer if you do not know where to begin. A cursory search of local Continue reading

Understanding Prenuptial Agreements and How to Add One to Your Estate Planning

Do you think that prenuptial agreements are only for the very wealthy or merely a plot point in movies about dynastic families with multiple properties? The truth is that pre-nuptial agreements can be helpful in many different situations, specifically if you may be getting married Continue reading