Category Archives: Estate Planning

CLE on 2018 Fall Tax Meeting

The Section of Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Law and the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association is holding a conference entitled, 2018 Fall Tax Meeting, on October 4, 2018 – October 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Protecting Estate Planning Information & Documents

The following is a description of a potentially valuable service provided by Estate++. This description was supplied through the courtesy ofJames Bell, Vaulting Systems International. Maintaining secure personal and financial information through natural disaster, theft — even death and incapacity….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Time May be Right for Land-Value Taxes

The tax system is based on property values rather than land values, and landlords in cities such as New York City and San Francisco definitely feel the benefit by driving up rent to tenants. Taxes on land have long had….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you are injured in an accident, you have a limited time to bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. The clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations when one of the filing events takes place: The date of the injury. The date your physical damage becomes apparent. The date of death for a wrongful death action brought on behalf of a loved one. For minors, special rules may apply that allow the action to brought after the minor reaches age 18. To make matters more complicated, different types of lawsuits may have different time limits. In some cases, several different rules could apply. For example, a minor child is injured due to medical malpractice, but the physical damage is not discovered until two years after the negligent action occurs. Shortly after the accident or your discovery of the damage, consult a personal injury attorney. Tell them the facts of your case, and they can explain which limitations periods could apply. General Rule for Personal….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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IRS Issues Private Letter Ruling Regarding QDOT Election Extension Granted

On July 27, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service issued a private letter ruling regarding QDOT election extension: Decedent passed away leaving Surviving Spouse, a non-U.S. citizen, as the beneficiary of Decedent's estate. Surviving Spouse was the trustee of Trust 1….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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