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Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 
 

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose th…

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly...

 

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Estate Tax Dispute Procedures

It is a widely held belief that one of the most unfortunate circumstances in modern society is to have a tax return selected for audit by the Internal Revenue Service (Service). Estate tax...

Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT) reeserves …

A Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRT) is a trust in which the person establishing the trust, call the Grantor, reserves the use of a residence (either the Grantor’s primary residence or a seasonal...

The Most Frequent Estate Planning Mistakes

Underestimating Exposure to Estate Taxation Often people do not believe they are worth enough to be subject to Federal Estate Taxation. If your estate is larger than $1,000,000, the estate tax begins at...

Choosing a Fiduciary

Your fiduciary is an integral part of your estate plan. Who should you appoint to coordinate your affairs upon incapacity or death? Consider these questions when making the selection: What are the responsibilities...

Qualified Personal Residence Trust

An Overview The Qualified Personal Residence Trust (often referred to by its acronym, “QPRT”) can be an effective estate planning technique for a high net worth individual. The concept is simple: the owner...

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) funded during the grantor’s lifetime can be a very effective financial planning took, providing the grantor valuable lifetime benefits. Take the case of 72 year-old Phillip Philanthropist who...

Dynasty Trusts

An Overview Dynasty Trusts are specialized irrevocable trusts designed to shelter assets from transfer taxes over multiple generations, while at the same time allowing your heirs to enjoy the fruits of those assets....

Revocable Trusts

REVOCABLE TRUST: An Overview Why Should I consider a Revocable Living Trust as a planning tool? A Revocable Living Trust is a legal document that allows you to make instructions about the management...

Estate Tax Elimination

When considering whether there can be a repeal of the estate tax it is important to understand that politics, as well as economics, govern the system. The pure essence of this tax is...