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Asset Plans For The Recently Single
  • Published: November 6, 2018

If you’re going through the big D and it doesn’t mean Dallas, there’s understandably a lot on your mind and your proverbial plate. Whether you’ve been with someone one year or 25, divorce can put an immense amount of stress on an individual for several reasons including the financial details that need to be taken care of in order for…Read More

Special Needs Trust – What Are They And When Are They Needed?
  • Published: October 8, 2018

As anyone with a special needs person in their life might already know, there are a lot of details and things that need to be done in order to protect and care for your loved one in the best way possible. If you happen to have a loved one with special needs and you don’t have a Special Needs Trust…Read More

Some Important Estate Planning Questions
  • Published: June 7, 2018

Forbes recent article, “Two Key Steps to Successful Estate Planning” explains that, in many instances, the ultimate goal in estate planning is to ensure the wealth you accumulated, lasts for a while and is used to improve the lives of your family. Unfortunately, the process of passing on the wealth often creates problems within the family. Disagreements can arise, and conflicts about how…Read More

Estate Planning Is Critical, Especially With The New Tax Law
  • Published: April 20, 2018

The new tax law will greatly decreases the number of people who will be subject to the federal estate tax. This does not mean you don’t need an estate plan. In fact, you need to review your plan now. Forbes’ recent article, “7 Reasons To Revisit Your Estate Plan, Trump Tax Law Aside,” says that even if one’s estate is unlikely to be…Read More

Are Contingent Beneficiaries Subject to Inheritance Tax on Life Insurance?
  • Published: April 17, 2018

Let’s say that you and your spouse both have life insurance policies of $500,000 on each other and have no children. Each spouse is named as the primary beneficiary on the other's policies, and the contingent beneficiaries are a brother and a niece. The issue that’s often raised, is whether the brother and the niece would be subject to the…Read More

Guess What Your Biggest Expense Will Be in Retirement?
  • Published: April 13, 2018

Chances are that your biggest expense in retirement will be taxes. KSL.com discussed this issue in its recent article, “5 retirement tax traps that could needlessly cost you thousands of dollars!” According to the article, you shouldn’t ignore the one thing that could have the greatest impact on your savings and investments: taxes. Here are some retirement tax traps that could needlessly cost…Read More

Can a Life Insurance Beneficiary Refuse the Proceeds?
  • Published: March 7, 2018

The changes to the federal estate tax law or “death taxes” went into effect on January 1. MarketWatch’srecent article, “Watch out for the gift tax trap in the new tax law,” reports the new law significantly increases the amount allowed to calculate taxes on estates, where no federal tax would be applied. A single person could now die owning up to $11.2 million…Read More