Houston Trust & Estate Litigation Blog
Phishing for Probate
Today I received an email message that reads as follows:
My name is Sarah Brown. I work as an executive partner for the firm Mayer Brown Watford...
Schiavo, Rivera, Who’s Next?
I read in the paper this morning about the case of Janet Rivera, a comatose 46 year old California woman. ...
SSA Has New Retirement Calculator
The Social Security Administration has a new calculator on its website called the Retirement Estimator. ...
NC Gift Tax Repealed After All
In what comes as a surprise to me, based on the last news as reported in my postings in the last week or so, yesterday Governor Easley signed HB2436, which includes (page 201)...
FDIC Insurance Coverage for Trust Accounts
With the recent failure of IndyMac Bank and even large banks like Wachovia reporting astounding losses, some folks are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of their money. ...
BB&T Wealth Management Ranked #1
North Carolina’s own BB&T Wealth Management was rated as the most prestigious regional bank wealth manager by high net-worth consumers, according to the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index survey. ...
Separate Retirement Plan Trust is the Best Choice
I generally recommend that persons with IRA or qualified plan assets of at least $200,000 should consider a Standalone IRA/Retirement Plan Trust. ...
Easley Wants the Gift Tax to Stay
My last entry was about SB1756, which includes a complete repeal of the North Carolina gift tax. ...