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Dispelling the Myth about estate taxes

Dispelling the Myth About Estate Taxes

There appears to be a misconception among financial planning professionals and accountants about the impact of “estate” or “inheritance” taxes on a decedent’s estate.  Some professionals have suggested that an irrevocable trust will help avoid such taxes.  In some limited circumstances that may be true.  However, you only need to try to avoid taxes if

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Understanding Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Dispelling the myths of probate: Understanding Wills, Trusts, and Probate

The word “probate” in legal terms simply means “the legal process that gives recognition to a will and appoints a personal representative who will administer the estate and distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries.”  It is true that a trust can avoid probate—maybe.  Many clients who buy a revocable trust, for thousands of dollars, find,

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Dispelling Probate Myths

Dispelling Probate Myths: A Legal Perspective

Here is that personal injury trial attorney talking about “probate” and “testamentary documents again.” No, I don’t hold myself out as an “Eldercare Lawyer”.  What I can tell you is that I understand, after 47 years of practicing law, the intersection between litigation and estate planning.  Because I litigate- represent people who have been injured

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Personal Injury Lawyer Talks Probate

The Legal World’s Best-Kept Secret: Why This Personal Injury Lawyer Is Tackling Probate Head-On

In the legal world, seemingly distinct fields of practice often overlap, creating a need for professionals who understand the intricacies of multiple areas of law. One such example is the intersection of personal injury law and probate matters, a topic that may seem unconventional at first glance. In this blog post, we delve into the

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The Pitfalls of “Self Help”: Why Legal Expertise Matters

In an era of boundless information and digital resources, the allure of self-help has become stronger than ever. From drafting wills to handling personal injury claims, many believe they can navigate legal complexities without the guidance of an attorney. Yet, as experience has shown time and again, the path of self-help often leads to unexpected

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