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Your Estate Planning Checkup

April 28, 2008 Trusts & Estates

“Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” In 1789, Ben Franklin wrote this in Poor Richard’s Almanack. In 1936, Margaret Mitchell put a different spin on it in Gone With The Wind: “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” In 2008, both sayings still…

Decoupling – It’s Not Just For Snowbirds

April 26, 2005 Tax

Decoupling. No, I am not going to discuss divorce, or trains, or what happens after love bugs hit your windshield. To an estates and trusts attorney, “decoupling” has a much more ominous meaning. Estate taxes — state estate taxes. As you know by now, federal legislation enacted in 2001 phases…