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Can a Vacation Home Be Kept in the Family for Generations?

These vacation homes may also comprise a significant portion of the family’s wealth. Therefore, it’s understandable that homeowners want to pass their properties and family traditions to future generations.

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Organize Your Important Papers and Get Personal and Financial Affairs in Order

The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information, so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now and your loved ones later.

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Do Most People Need a Living Trust?

If you’re putting together an estate plan, you have no doubt heard about the benefits of a living trust.

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What are the New IRA Distribution Rules?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued much anticipated proposed regulations that clarify and revise some of the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for qualified plans (i.e., 401ks, 403bs, etc.) and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

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How Do You Get a Power of Attorney?

To get power of attorney (POA), the person granting you that power must name you as the agent to have the powers specified in the POA document. It must be signed by the giver while s/he is sound of mind.

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Is Estate Planning Affected by Property in Two States?

When it comes to owning property in two different states, you may wonder how to manage these in your estate plans.

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What are Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes?

Beyond not making a will at all, here are the biggest mistakes that estate planning attorneys see clients make.

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Why Shouldn’t I Wait to Draft my Will?

It’s an important task that is easy to procrastinate. However, here is why you shouldn’t:

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How Do I Protect Myself and My Children in a Second Marriage?

Who’s going to inherit on the death of one of the re-marrieds? Will this be the surviving spouse? If so, where will those inherited monies go on the second-to-die’s death?

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How Does Gift Tax Exclusion Work?

In 2022, the annual exclusion for Federal Gift Taxes increased to $16,000 per person per year. Although there is near-universal acceptance of the importance of gifting, there are several issues you should consider before making any gifts.

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