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September 7, 2017
wills and trusts

Misconceptions Concerning Wills and Trusts

         We constantly run across people who have obtained their “knowledge” about the probate process from relatives, co-workers, and now we must contend with “misinformation”  doled out on the Internet.
July 20, 2017
salesman

A Nation of Salesmen

The term "SALESMAN" or p.c.'d to "SALESPERSON" is quickly disappearing from the lexicon. I don't think there is a new term for used car purveyors but just watch. They will
June 30, 2017
estate planning

On Estate Planning, “Death” Taxes and King Lear, Part 2

At our last foray into the wonderful world of estate planning law, we have a well-to-do couple in their sixties who would like to protect their assets from what was
June 15, 2017
estate tax

On Tax-Planning, The “Death Tax”, and King Lear

Early in my legal career, I was asked to help a couple with some estate planning. They owned and operated a jewelry store and had been quite successful as they