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New Tax Bill Creates Opportunities for Business Owners: Succession Plans

Protecting value for future generations or philanthropy The 2017 nearly doubled the federal estate and gift tax exclusion amounts. $11.18 million per person; $22.36 million per married couple. The purpose of the exclusion is to allow wealth transfer to heirs without taxation. These new amounts along with significant valuation discounts on shares of privately held [...]

Probate Attorneys Help Guide Families through Estate Planning Process

People work hard, play hard and hope to have some cash and assets available when they retire. We usually don't spend much time pondering our passing. However, it is important to consider this in order to make sure our families and loved ones are taken care of after our death. Estate planning is the process [...]

By | August 2nd, 2012|Probate Law|0 Comments

Probate Courts Settle Disputes over Assets

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough without the prospect of having to handle all that comes afterwards. In addition to making funeral arrangements, family members are also faced with tasks that include distributing the assets of the deceased. Depending on the amount of assets in question, this is not always [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Probate Law|0 Comments