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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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“Among the many words used to describe family caregivers—invisible, overwhelmed, heroic, to name just a few—one is often just assumed. That word is “unpaid.” Although family caregivers are often praised as a critical part of the elder care workforce, most don’t get a paycheck.” Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Everyone should have an estate plan, no matter what his or her level of worth.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Becoming suddenly single can set your world in a tailspin, and a lack of financial planning is setting women, in particular, even further back.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“It sounds like these trusts are head and shoulders above just having a will. However, they did sound like they could get very expensive in comparison to a will. Is there really that much greater benefit to a living trust versus a will?” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The most carefully thought-out estate plans can go badly awry, if one simple detail isn’t carefully attended to–designating beneficiaries for everything from trusts and wills to insurance policies and bank accounts.” Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“While a thorough assessment of an estate plan is encouraged yearly, these eight items are important when considering if it’s time for a refresh.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Trump's rhetoric surrounding the “death tax” is deeply at odds with reality.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“When a testator has disposed of real estate during her lifetime, such disposition works as an ademption of the specific devise and the rights of devisees do not attach by way of substitution to the proceeds of its sale or to other property subsequently acquired by the testator.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Bad things happen! Catastrophes! Accidents! Illness! Death!” Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Wealthy Americans over 80 control more assets than those under 50.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Once you start prioritizing where the money will go, you can better make a financial plan for the future.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Philanthropic gifts and commitments to Kansas State University given through the Kansas State University Foundation totaled $152,680,585 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“…for those who are so fortunate as to be burdened with potential estate tax issues, there may be a more advantageous approach that can both fund future educational costs, as well as reduce the donor’s potential future estate tax.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients—even death within a year of an abusive incident.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Beware of costly penalties or disincentives for acting too soon or too late or simply accumulating too much money.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. How best to deal with our homes—often our most valuable asset—is among the most fraught questions that need addressing.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“If you are like most people, when you hear the words “estate planning,” you probably think of writing a will, to explain who will get what you own when you die. The problem is, a will has little or nothing to do with you. It’s all about planning for someone else. In reality, estate planning is about much more than writing a will. It is also about taking care of you while you are alive, should you become incapacitated and unable to make your own decisions.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Sound financial decisions don’t involve who’s in the White House, although that can definitely impact you. What you always need is a good long-term strategy.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The closer you get to retirement, the more power the stock market potentially has over you. A steep drop at the wrong time could pack a devastating punch.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Everyone needs an estate plan, because it is simply about control and protecting the ones that you love.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Before crafting a last will on your own, here are some issues to keep in mind.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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"People don't know when they will die, and don't know what the rules will be [when they do], so they would be less inclined to change their estate plans." Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Domestic partners receive certain rights, when it comes in inheritance taxes in New Jersey.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Governor Dayton is calling on lawmakers to review a law that critics say keeps families of vulnerable adults from getting the full story about cases of abuse and neglect.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The law does not require that the testator in particular perform the act of destruction to validly revoke a will.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning