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“Forget haying in 100-degree heat or rising at dawn to milk cows on a cold winter morning. The farmer’s most dreaded task involves figuring out how to hand down the farm to the next generation, a complicated financial and legal conundrum that also involves confronting one’s own mortality.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Estate taxes have been in the crosshairs of many lawmakers for years, because many see them as an onerous form of double taxation that takes money that has already in many cases already been subject to income tax.” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“Simonetti was staunchly devoted to Chilton for at least 15 years–as a leader, volunteer and benefactor.” Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Van Dyck Law
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“There are more aspects to estate planning than just signing a will.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“If you have lots of money, you will want to decide which state would be advantageous to die in.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“While this could be a game changer for those that are subjected to the “death tax”, it does not eliminate many of the most common estate planning mistakes.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“How does an estate worth over an estimated $8 million dwindle to approximately $200,000 in two and a half years?” Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“What taxes will be owed if you gift money to family?” Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“You can't give your required minimum distribution from a 401(k) to charity without triggering a tax, but you can donate your 401(k) RMD tax-free, if you roll the money over to an IRA.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“The Internal Revenue Service has very specific rules for gifting that can be beneficial to the giver, when used properly.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“If your senior parents don't want to talk about money, here are some tips to start the conversation.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Finally, Washington is taking steps to protect older Americans who have fallen into an exploitation trap set for them by state courts.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Want to reduce your beneficiary's tax burden? Consider the estate planning power of a Roth IRA.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Do we need a trust? This is one of the most common questions people have when they start to discuss their estate planning needs.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Solving the retirement puzzle can require using investments for liquidity and growth, insurance products for income and principal protection and possibly alternative investments for diversification. That requires a plan.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“A will is a public document. Once the probate process begins—which is what happens when you use a will as an estate planning device—anyone can view it.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“If you have concerns about a will challenge, the first thing that you should do is talk to the attorney.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Choosing a trustee for your living trust, seems like it wouldn’t be that difficult. Most living trusts (also called revocable trusts and sometimes called grantor trusts) will name the person or people who set them up as the initial trustees.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“There’s a big disconnect between what resources people think they will need financially during their last years and what they actually do.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“The lawsuit brought against Alan Thicke‘s widow by the late actor’s two eldest sons has been dismissed.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“A new Texas law gives financial institutions greater authority to stop transactions that they suspect are aimed at defrauding elderly or disabled clients.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Lawyers for the Whitney Houston Estate are still attempting settle an $11 million IRS demand. But did Uncle Sam completely miscalculate the royalties?” Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“Your family and friends are important, and the transfer of wealth after you pass can be greatly simplified with an expert on your side.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Van Dyck Law
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“There will be plenty of fights among Republicans over the details of tax reform...if they're lucky enough to get that far.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Van Dyck Law