September 2007 Posts

  • Anatomy of an Estate Plan

    Everyone can benefit from planning for the future, whether it involves the distribution of property, tax reduction, or the care of family members. ...
  • Questions and Answers about Life Settlements

    1. What is a Life Settlement? A life settlement is the sale of an in-force life insurance policy for an amount great than the cash surrender value of the policy and less than the face value of the policy....
  • Mediation in NC Estate and Guardianship Matters

    Clerks of Court, the ex officio judges of probate and guardianship matters in North Carolina Counties, can now order mediation in those cases....
  • A QTIP is Not Just for Your Ears

    Estate planners love acronyms, and one of the most common when referring to a particular type of trust is QTIP, which stands for Qualified Terminable Interest Property. ...
  • Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

    http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/ ...
  • House Passes Ban on Tax Strategy Patents

    On September 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1908, The Patent Reform Act of 2007. Section 10 of that bill prohibits patenting tax strategies. ...
  • IRS Reports on Estate Tax Return Numbers

    The IRS recently announced that the total number of estate tax returns filed fell by 58 percent to about 45,000 in 2005 from about 108,000 in 2001....
  • NC Reenacts Long-Term Care Insurance Tax Credit

    The North Carolina Long-Term Care Insurance Premium Tax Credit has been reenacted effective for the 2007 tax year through 2012. ...