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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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“The children of a dead former American Airlines executive have said they do not want an $8 billion punitive damage award from a bank for mismanaging their inheritance.” Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.” Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Well-crafted, regularly-updated estate planning documents are important for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate or assets.” Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“In addition to the legal details, adults helping elderly parents downsize, must also help decide what to do with all of their possessions, furniture and stuff.” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Annuities are a worthy option for savers looking to add an element of protection to their retirement strategy. The key: Work with an independent adviser and understand WHY each product is being recommended.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“When John Criss died in 2015 he bequeathed $5.7 million to his hometown Sac City, but with a stipulation: all of the money must be spent on the beautification of the town.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Most people seek out estate planning advice after major life events like marriage, childbirth and loss of a loved one...or increasing Bitcoin prices.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
“It's the biggest boost since 2012—but not nearly enough to keep up with rising costs.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Chances are you spotted some cute little skeletons dressed up for Halloween that didn’t give you too much of a fright on Tuesday. But, there may be some others that should be cause for a great scare.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Helen DeVos, the wife of Orlando Magic owner and Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, was known for her philanthropic efforts to the arts and passion for Christian education. However, her first love was her family, those who knew her said.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“More than 41 million Americans provide regular care for an older adult, usually a relative, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of those, more than 15 million provide care for someone with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Tucked into the GOP tax bill released on Thursday is a proposal that would hurt older adults, the sick and disabled, as well as the family members who help pay for their care.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“The federal estate and gift tax exemptions rise with inflation…” Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Give yourself and your loved ones a special gift by having a life care planning conversation, which Ellen Goodman, co-founder of The Conversation Project, calls ‘estate planning for the heart.’” Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“A will that meets all of the requirements of Kansas law is good, until it is changed or revoked by the maker.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“As an older parent, the 68-year-old crooner has unique estate and financial planning needs.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“If you gift more than $14,000 a year, understand the consequences.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Making proper end-of-life care provisions involves stipulating what you would want through an advance directive and anticipating potential conflicts.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“People who work with the elderly population in Erie County are getting a new tool to help protect their clients.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“To ensure they would remain like a family after he passed away, 41-year-old Chester made provisions in his will…” Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
“According to Personal Capital, 70% say they favor saving for their kid’s college over saving for retirement, a strategy advisors usually oppose.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“If you want to avoid family fights over your estate, take a long hard look at your closet.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“Federal employees have a lot to gain (how's $10,000 more per year in retirement sound?), by sticking it out until age 66.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning
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“We now have some turmoil because two of my daughters do not want the farm passed on to my grandson. They have told me they would never sell the farm, so apparently now they want ownership, and it’s hard to figure out a solution.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Salt Lake City Estate Planning