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HTMLMarch 2015 Estate Planning Update: Trust Design Considerations
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015
When it comes to creating an estate plan, careful thought and consideration must be given to designing the trust to best fit the needs of your family. The revocable trust (also known as the “family trust” or “living trust”) is the foundation of a proper estate plan and...

 

HTMLFebruary 2015 Estate Planning Update: Business Succession Planning
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 2015
According to the Family Business Institute, only 30% of family businesses survive beyond the founder’s generation. During the next two decades, nearly 80 million baby boomers will retire and at the same time many will receive inheritances. It has been estimated that over $10 trillion will be...

 

HTMLJanuary 2015 Estate Planning Update - New Year, New Estate & Gift Tax Rates
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 2015
The federal estate tax has once again been indexed for inflation and increased to $5,430,000 for decedent’s who pass away in 2015. This is an increase from the 2014 rate of $5,340,000 - or an additional $90,000. Note that for a married couple, each spouse has an exemption amount of $5,430,000...

 

HTMLDecember 2014 Estate Planning Update: The Gift of Estate Planning
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015
People I meet who don’t have an estate plan say the same things. “I don’t have enough money to need a will.” “I’m not married yet and don’t have kids, so I don’t need a trust.” “I’m too young to need powers of attorney.”...

 

HTMLNovember 2014 Estate Planning Update: Charitable Giving & Your Estate Plan
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
Americans households gave over $316 billion to charities in 2012. Although the numbers aren’t finalized for 2013, some sources estimate that charitable giving increased by approximately 13%.

 

HTMLOctober 2014 Estate Planning Update: What You Need
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 2014
First and foremost, all adults need powers of attorney regardless of their age, their health or their wealth. There are two types of powers of attorney. A health care power of attorney allows you to name an agent to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are ever so sick you can’t...

 

HTMLSeptember 2014 Estate Planning Update: When to Review and Update Your Estate Plan
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
The best time to take a fresh look at your estate plan and consider revisions is anytime you experience a major life change.