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Choosing administrators key when planning your estate – Winston-Salem Journal

Choosing administrators key when planning your estateWinston-Salem JournalMany people who are preparing estate-planning documents or who are reviewing existing documents want to know: Whom do I designate to do what? If your documents were prepared years ago, they might need to be updated. You might be more than mildly …

Farm Estate and Succession Planning: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail – JD Supra (press release)

Farm Estate and Succession Planning: Failing to Plan is Planning to FailJD Supra (press release)In the words of Alan Lakein, “[f]ailing to plan is planning to fail.” About 90% of farming operations do not survive the transition to the next generation. There are many possible reasons why a family farm does not succeed to a future generation …

HOOK’D ON PERSONAL FINANCE: When estate planning, consider assets not … – Packet Online

HOOK'D ON PERSONAL FINANCE: When estate planning, consider assets not …Packet Online”Do your estate planning documents accurately reflect who you wish to receive your assets?” I asked. ”Of course,” my client said. “In my will I leave everything to my spouse.” While this thinking is common, and understandable, it's also incorrect. Many … and more »

Lucio Tan’s estate planning; connector road faces hump – Manila Standard Today

Malaysia Chronicle Lucio Tan's estate planning; connector road faces humpManila Standard Today… Fortune Tobacco Corp., Eton Properties Philippines Inc., Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines Corp., Philippine National Bank and Allied Banking Corp. into the LT Group is the beginning of an estate planning that will ultimately identify the …Lucio Tan creates holding firm for business empireABS CBN NewsLucio Tan consolidates assets…read more →

BizProf: Succession plans are crucial for small businesses – The Republic

BizProf: Succession plans are crucial for small businessesThe RepublicWhat do we need to do in terms of estate planning to protect our business should something happen to one of us? — Answer: Small business estate planning is just as important as planning for your own personal finances. The type of plan that needs to be … and more »

Dramatic estate tax battle delivers fresh lessons – Reuters

Dramatic estate tax battle delivers fresh lessonsReutersBut the California probate court decision in the case of the Tweten family, who got caught up in the one-year disappearance of the federal estate tax in 2010, offers some simple life lessons in estate planning. If you're wealthy enough for your assets … and more »

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Estate Planning and Probate Class at Mount … – PR.com (press release)

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Estate Planning and Probate Class at Mount …PR.com (press release)Charleston, SC, August 01, 2012 –(PR.com)– Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at Mount Pleasant Regional Library in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina on Tuesday May 22nd, …

Estate planning is important step – The Tennessean

Estate planning is important stepThe TennesseanEstate planning is critical for any couple. In the tragic event of death or a debilitating illness it provides specific instructions in vital aspects of life like inheritance, guardianship and power of attorney. Failing to plan appropriately can result …

Carissa Giebel column: Business owners need estate planning – Green Bay Press Gazette

Carissa Giebel column: Business owners need estate planningGreen Bay Press GazetteIt's important for all business owners to have an estate plan in place. Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, an estate plan will ensure your wishes are accomplished at your death, and your loved ones will be saved from a messy and …

Top Estate Planning Myths – JD Supra (press release)

Top Estate Planning MythsJD Supra (press release)An estate plan does more than simply minimize tax consequences for large estates. An estate plan provides order during a time of chaos. It designates the people you trust to distribute and/or manage your property and it designates guardians and … and more »