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Category: Probate

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Estate Planning Meeting
Business Succession

Preparing for an Estate Planning Meeting

While most initial meetings with an estate planning attorney will result in some questions you likely have never considered, there are many ways in which you can prepare for a thoughtful and productive estate planning conference that will result in a better understanding of your goals and more efficient use of time with your attorney.

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When Do I File a Tax Return for an Estate?
Asset Protection

When Do I File a Tax Return for an Estate?

My 91-year-old mother-in-law died on Dec. 13, 2020. There was no will, so we are currently working our way through the probate process. Her income was less than $20,000 a year from Social Security and we can’t find any tax returns she filed. Was she required to file?

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Estate Planning Meets Tax Planning
Asset Protection

Estate Planning Meets Tax Planning

By being very selective about who receives which type of money—whether Traditional or Roth IRAs, after-tax brokerage accounts, life insurance, etc.—you can dramatically cut the share that goes to the IRS and increase the amount going to your family.

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How Do You Handle Probate?
Estate Administration

How Do You Handle Probate?

Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property after death. However, the why, how and when are less familiar.

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