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Tax Benefits from Charitable Contributions Without Itemizing

The number of people who itemize could fall by more than half in 2018 because of changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJ…

Are Irrevocable Trusts Truly Irrevocable?

From 1987 through 2003, the federal estate tax exemption amount was between $600,000 and $1,000,000. This prompted many people …

DIY Estate Planning is No Bargain

I was always amazed how my grandfather could build anything. There was no home project that was too big or too complicated for …

Planning Your Estate: It’s Not Just About Taxes

So many people I have talked with have expressed some concern for my career as an estate planner.  They felt that the increase …

How To Find A Competent Estate Planning Attorney

The following questions were designed to help individuals find competent tax and estate planning counsel in states, such as Vir…

How Much Does A Simple Will Cost?

We are frequently asked “How much do you charge for a Simple Will?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Askin…

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning: Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I keep my will? Where you keep your will is not of great importance as long as it is in a safe place. Many people …

Family Limited Partnerships & How They Work

In 1953, Sam and Helen Walton put what little assets they had into a family partnership that included their four children. They…

What Is Estate Planning? A Guide

This guide was prepared for those who wish to learn some of the basic concepts and terminology used by practitioners of estate …
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