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Planning Your Estate: It’s Not Just About Taxes

| John T. Midgett |
So many people I have talked with have expressed some concern for my career as an estate planner.  They felt that the incr…

How To Find A Competent Estate Planning Attorney

| John T. Midgett |
The following questions were designed to help individuals find competent tax and estate planning counsel in states, such a…

How Much Does A Simple Will Cost?

| John T. Midgett |
We are frequently asked “How much do you charge for a Simple Will?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Asking a law…

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning: Frequently Asked Questions

| John T. Midgett |
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 pe…

Family Limited Partnerships & How They Work

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

What Is Estate Planning? A Guide

| John T. Midgett |
This guide was prepared for those who wish to learn some of the basic concepts and terminology used by practitioners of es…

When To Use a Will & The Benefits of Doing So

| John T. Midgett |
Much has been written about the advantages and disadvantages of Revocable Living Trusts over Wills. The purpose of this ar…

Understanding Charitable Trusts

| John T. Midgett |
People with financial savvy look at wealth on a broad scale. They understand the need to acquire as well as to preserve an…

The Use Of Disclaimers In Estate Planning

| John T. Midgett |
Disclaimers are very useful estate planning tools. However, in order to use disclaimers effectively, it is essential to un…
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