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What’s Going on with the Estate Tax?

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You may remember that the President Bush tax cuts of 2001 included a provision to repeal the estate tax in 2010; we’ve finally reached that year, so what happens now? Before we get to that, let’s discuss some basics. What is the estate tax? The federal estate tax is a tax imposed by the government […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am

New NY Law Expands Pet Trusts

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Has the New York State Legislature gone to the dogs? Nah, we think they’ve just heard that it’s National Make-A-Will Month. What’s all this barking about? Well, New York has recently passed a law allowing pet trusts—which provide money for pet care after an owner’s death—to last for longer than 21 years, the previous time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am

National Make-A-Will Month! – 2010

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Did you know that 70% of Americans don’t have a last will? What are you waiting for? You know you need one, if only to make sure your brother-in-law doesn’t get his hands on your concert t-shirt collection. For those of you who’ve been putting off getting a will, National Make-A-Will Month is the perfect […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Is Social Media Included in Your Will?

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May is “National Make-A-Will Month,” so we’ll have lots to talk about regarding how you should manage your affairs to ensure everything is in order before your demise. In particular, you should pay special attention that you have considered the Big Four estate planning documents: 1. Last Will 2. Living Will 3. Living Trust 4. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 4th, 2010 at 10:59 am