You may be running your business for years without any thoughts of selling and then suddenly receive an offer to buy your firm. It could be from a private equity group, a competitor or a key customer or supplier.
My sister, her husband and I own an S Corporation with 25%, 25% and 50% ownership, respectively. The S Corporation invests in rental properties. My brother-in-law passed away earlier this year, so does my sister get a step-up in basis for her husband’s portion?
My sister passed away. Her only possession was her home, which still has a mortgage and she left it to my son and daughter, her niece and nephew. What inheritance tax will there be?
Probate survives as a procedure originally implemented by the King of England to protect his citizens from themselves and their greed.
If you want loved ones to remember you fondly, tackle your estate planning tasks. Your heirs will thank you for not leaving a legal mess to sort out.
The death of a loved one results in an emotional grief that, when combined with large sums of money on the line, can cause the beneficiaries of the will or trust or the heirs of the deceased to challenge the validity, interpretation, or administration of the will or trust.
Talking about death is not the most fun thing to do, especially when yours is the main topic. For this reason, you may postpone writing your will. You still have to write your will, if you want particular people to be in charge of your belongings after you pass away.
I know of someone who was joint account holder with his dad for many years, then later his dad then appointed him as power of attorney. How does that work? Is the son still a joint account holder?
If you are drawing up your will and want to leave money to a minor child, using a testamentary trust is one way to do so. This legal document can also be beneficial in other situations, such as if you want to leave an inheritance to someone but aren’t sure they will use the gift wisely.
Whether you’ve recently moved to Florida or are a ‘snowbird’ with Florida residency, there are important reasons to consider updating your estate plan.