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“Besides the third round of stimulus payments, multiple expanded tax credits for parents are perhaps the most widely known provisions of the COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11. But the expansive legislation, formally known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, contains provisions that affect Americans of all ages, even retirees.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“The Kate Marmion Charitable Foundation, an entity created to support people and programs in Uvalde and South Texas, has become ensnared in a lawsuit involving the family of the late former Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“What are the advantages of putting assets into a Trust?” Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Using a lawyer is always a better choice than going through the process independently.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Aretha Franklin was initially thought to have died without a Will, but now still another document that may represent her last wishes has been found.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“We have all heard the saying ‘plan your work and work your plan.’ Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing any business. This is especially true for farms and agribusinesses, due to their complexity and the inherent uncertainties associated with agriculture.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“I’m a beneficiary to my brother’s estate in New Jersey. My younger brother, the executor, is also a real estate broker. When he sold two properties from the estate, he paid himself real estate commissions totaling about $75,000. He never accounted for the rents on the real estate for the two years he managed the properties. Can he do this, and do I have any recourse?” Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Have you made any plans to distribute your assets and take care of your family when you die or become incapacitated?” Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“A Will is a legal document that allows you to decide what happens with your estate after you pass away. Unfortunately, not all people consider creating one because they think that it’s complicated and an extra expense.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“As we age, our bodies wear down. Here is how to cut costs associated with some common ailments.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“In addition to the federal estate tax, with a top rate of 40 percent, some states levy an additional estate or inheritance tax. Twelve states and the District of Columbia impose estate taxes and six impose inheritance taxes. Maryland is the only state to impose both.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“When Aretha Franklin died in 2018, a powerful creditor came calling: The Internal Revenue Service.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Old Sturbridge Village has received a $5 million gift from a former trustee and longtime supporter of the Massachusetts-based living history museum.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“The overdue decision to stop publishing certain Dr. Seuss books, because they contain racist imagery has caused quite a hullabaloo — a Seussian word, if there ever was one.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that after being cut off financially by the royal family, he supported his new life in California with his inheritance from Princess Diana.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Married people in second marriages with prior children often have to balance the future well-being of their spouse with that of their own children.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“Over the years, several high-profile celebrities have died without either properly updating their estate plan or having one at all. The list includes Princess Diana, Prince, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain, all of whom were worth millions and among the most famous people on the planet at the time of their death.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“When an estate is named beneficiary of an IRA, what is the method of distributing it to one individual in the most tax-effective way?” Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“In Denver District Court on Monday night, lawyers representing the parent companies of the Broncos asked a judge to rule that former owner Edgar Kaiser’s estate does not have the right of first refusal of any sale.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“The year 2020, plagued by COVID-19, has exposed all of our vulnerabilities to disease and death.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“My 91-year-old mother-in-law died on Dec. 13, 2020. There was no Will, so we are currently working our way through the probate process. Her income was less than $20,000 a year from Social Security and we can’t find any tax returns she filed. Was she required to file?” Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“While legally you may not need all-new estate planning documents if you move to a different state, you should have your documents reviewed by a local attorney in your new home.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved in your daily life. However, what about the future?” Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“A decade ago, the late Rush Limbaugh scoffed at the notion of leaving any of his money behind.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm
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“My mother died this year, and when my sister and I went to sell her home, we found out that without our knowledge, our mom had put us on the title as joint owners, even though neither of us had put any money into the purchase of the home some 30 years ago. Are we now on the hook for taxes on the gain in house value?” Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Sarah's Law Firm