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Jason C. Hunter, Estate Planning Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Estate, Tax, and Business Attorney Blog
Interests: Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Business Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Elder Law, and related legal fields.
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“If you want your nest egg to be robust when you're ready to retire, you have to take care of it now. That means careful investing and saving. You can't just go out there and wing it.” Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“There are many “what ifs” to consider when giving your children or grandchildren an inheritance—from when and how to let them know they are receiving an inheritance, to protecting your gift from becoming the property of a future ex-spouse and another family altogether.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Executors can be paid for their duties, but in this case, you could have a fight on your hands.” Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“When an elderly parent passes away and leaves debt, their adult children may question if they're now on the hook for any unpaid bills.” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Perhaps you have been thinking about your estate planning, and you have worked hard and accumulated some assets. It is only natural that you would want to have a say in what happens to them once you die. One question that might come up is whether you need a will or a trust, or perhaps both. What’s the difference?” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Overlooking the need to elect portability is a common mistake—and one that can lead to the loss of valuable estate tax savings down the road.” Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“How do I keep my heirs from having to go through probate?” Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The reality is that taxes have always been a secondary component of the charitable giving process and now may be less critical than ever before. As tax planning has become less relevant, personal goals and the role of the adviser have gained in importance.” Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“We uncovered the biggest things people overlook when drafting a will. Find out if you’re missing a one of these key elements.” Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“A new law just passed this week by the Washington state legislature, is aiming to curb crime against what some call the ever-growing ranks of the aging known as the "Silver Tsunami."” Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
“The hit podcast "S-Town," which was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first four days, highlighted the importance of having a will.” Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“There’s no such thing as a good time for a family fight, but one of the worst is after a death.” Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The challenge is starting the conversation. This is one of those times, when conventional advice is right: Ease into the money talk.” Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Two companies representing rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s estate sued his brother on March 16, in a long-running dispute over the use of trademarks and copyrights in Hendrix-themed products such as “Jimi’s Cannabis Collection Purple Haze” and “Jimi’s Wines.”” Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Compared to even a few decades ago, people today can expect to live longer and healthier lives. They can also expect their overall quality of life to improve as they age–if they have the resources to stay healthy.” Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“In light of the Kollsman decision, estate administrators should proceed with caution, when considering for estate tax purposes the use of appraisals prepared by merchants simultaneously seeking to sell the appraised property.” Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Even though the federal estate-tax exemption is $5.49 million and just under $11 million for a couple, you still need to think carefully about whether to pass that “exempt” amount of wealth on to your surviving spouse through a trust.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“You’re probably going to die with some debt. A majority of people do.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Trusts have emerged as fairly common tools to ensure that a spouse, children or other family members receive financial assistance after you're gone, and their use can be extended to help family members with fur, fins or feathers.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“One of the pieces of Donald Trump’s campaign platform that attracted a lot of attention was his pledge to repeal the federal estate tax.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“You already know that college expenses are skyrocketing. High-end preschools can be nearly as bad.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Before you name a beneficiary, you may want to gain a basic understanding of beneficiary designations.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Life insurance policies are legally enforceable contracts and are subject to the general rules of contract law.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Five adopted children, who say their stepmother maliciously removed them from the massive estate of late Astec Industries CEO J. Don Brock, are heading to the highest Tennessee court to argue their case.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“"It's mine, all mine!" cartoon character Daffy Duck wails, spit flying and lisp in full effect, as he stuffs Bugs Bunny down a rabbit hole in hopes of keeping the pile of treasure all to himself.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning