The new tax legislation raises the federal estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples. The increase means that an exceedingly small number of estates (only about 1,800, nationally) will have to worry about federal estate taxes in 2018, according to estimates from the nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation….

I get it – it runs counter-intuitive in so many ways: why on earth does my child need a Medical Power of Attorney?  He/she has me – I’m the parent!  Even though they still may be under our care in many ways, the law says that they are now fully autonomous; the only rights we…

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens to you–your child’s guardian could be a relative you despise or even a…

Probate Lawyers Advise on Building Freedom From Court Interference Into Your Estate Plan If you feel that the matters of your estate should be kept private and that your assets should be used for your care during your lifetime and then distributed to your loved ones rather than eroded by court fees, you’re not alone….

Estate Planning for Military Families Celebrating the 4th of July reminds us all how important it is to honor those that have served our country, and those who are currently serving. This time is also a good opportunity for members of the military and their loved ones to consider setting up or revising an existing…

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