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Is Bitcoin Part of an Estate?

Have you thought about what will happen to your bitcoin when you die? For many of us, the thought has at least crossed our mind.

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How to Get Started on an Estate Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased Americans’ awareness of the need to have a will, living trust or other similar end-of-life document prepared.

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Special Needs Planning

Estate planning should always be customized to each individual creating a plan. This is particularly important when planning for beneficiaries with disabilities.

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What Does a Will Do and Not Do?

Everyone needs a will. However, some people need more than that. To save on taxes and make for a smooth transition, they could really use a revocable trust, a family limited partnership or a gift trust.

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Just What Is in an Estate Plan?

Unfortunately, death doesn’t just happen to other people. We should all get our affairs in order, so that our loved ones can focus on grieving and moving on once we pass.

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When are You Required to File a Gift Tax Return?

The IRS wants to know how much you’re gifting over the course of your lifetime. This is because while gifts may be based on generosity, they are also a strategy for avoiding taxes, including estate taxes, reports The Street in a recent article “Do I Need to File a Gift Tax Return?” Knowing whether you…

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Is Succession Planning Necessary for Family Business Entities?

While 88% of business owners believe their family will control their business in five years, statistics from Family Business Institute show that only 33% of businesses survive to transfer to the next generation, and only 10-15% continue to the third generation.

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What Does ‘Community Property’ Mean?

You may have heard the term “community property.” However, do you know exactly what it means or how it could affect you?

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How to Handle Digital Assets in a Will

The rapid rise in circulation and growing popularity of cryptocurrencies is prompting attorneys and estate planners to adjust, as digital assets are inherited through wills, trusts and estates, according to experts who warn of the danger of lost or misappropriated assets.

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What Should I Know about Charitable Gifts?

Giving may provide the donor with a sense of purpose, as well as a sense of responsibility.

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