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Yours, Hers, and the Kids’: Estate Planning After Remarrying – CNBC.com

Yours, Hers, and the Kids': Estate Planning After RemarryingCNBC.comWhile QTIP trusts are often used in second and third marriages — what Richard J. Shapiro, an estate planning and elder law lawyer at Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone in Goshen, N.Y., jokingly called “a Donald Trump arrangement” — they can also be …

You Just Locked Out Your Executor And Made Your Estate Planning A … – Forbes

You Just Locked Out Your Executor And Made Your Estate Planning A …ForbesWe have entered a digital age but are living in a paper world when it comes to estate planning. Changes are on the horizon as the Bush tax cuts will expire on January 1, 2013. If Congress does not act, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemptions will…read more →

Estate planning program upcoming – Harrison Daily

Estate planning program upcomingHarrison DailyThe Boone County Extension Office will offer an Estate Planning for Farmers and Homeowners program, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Nov. 1, at North Arkansas College South Campus. The cost for the two-session program is $10 per …

Planning for Trouble: Money and Estate Tips for Every Age – DailyFinance

Planning for Trouble: Money and Estate Tips for Every AgeDailyFinancePlanning for death, disability, or other personal tragedies is the last thing you may want to think about. Yet not planning for those contingencies can leave families dealing with highly tense issues at times when they're least able to handle the …

Estate plans reflect strength of family – Financial Post (blog)

Financial Post (blog) Estate plans reflect strength of familyFinancial Post (blog)Barely half of Canadians have a will but 60% of those who don't say they “plan” on drafting one, according to a new poll from BMO Harris Private Banking. The good news for family members is most Canadians are passing on their money to relatives with 60 …REPEAT: BMO Estate…read more →

What We Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Planning Gone Wrong – Forbes

What We Can Learn From Celebrity Estate Planning Gone WrongForbesWhile it's mostly entertainment, there is one area where learning about their mistakes can actually help you and your family: celebrity estate planning gone wrong. In fact, there's even a television show called The Will: Family Secrets Revealed all …

2 suburban men indicted in estate-planning scheme – Chicago Tribune

2 suburban men indicted in estate-planning schemeChicago TribuneInvestors, reached through mass mailings that promoted estate-planning seminars at local hotels and banquet halls, were promised "absolutely and unconditionally" that they'd receive their principal and interest at the note's maturity date. But investor …

The ticking estate tax time bomb: Less than 90 days of planning remain – LifeHealthPro

LifeHealthPro The ticking estate tax time bomb: Less than 90 days of planning remainLifeHealthProFor your clients who have been playing the wait-and-see game in estate planning this year, the time for waiting is over. Absent congressional action, the current $5.12 million exemption will revert to $1 million in less than three months, and the …Ask the Experts: See estate lawyer…read more →

Ask the Experts: See estate lawyer about gifting assets – Sacramento Bee

Wall Street Journal Ask the Experts: See estate lawyer about gifting assetsSacramento BeeChanges in estate tax laws can be extremely confusing. This week, Sacramento estate planning attorney Kay Brooks answers a reader's question about how to preserve a mother's financial assets. As one of Sacbee.com's "Ask the Experts" contributors, …Estate Planning Exemptions Change On Dec. 31Mondaq News Alerts (registration)Tax Planning…read more →

Children suing siblings over estate money – al.com (blog)

al.com (blog) Children suing siblings over estate moneyal.com (blog)In a recent meeting with estate planning professionals, probate specialist Peter Wright of Sirote & Permutt P.C., outlined a number of issues that increase the frequency of lawsuits after the death of a family member. Here a few of the more common …