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    #99 – May 2020: Powers of Attorney: More Important Than Ever
    #98 – April 2020: Your Estate Planning Goals
    #97 – October 2019: The Costs of Procrastinating on Your Estate Planning
    #96 – August 2019: “Queen of Soul” Left Behind a Holographic Mess
    #95 – May 2019: John Singleton Survived by Outdated Will
    #94 – March 2019: Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat May Inherit Estate
    #93 – December 2018: Your Estate Planning Goals
    #92 – September 2018: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Beneficiary Designation Dispute
    #91 – June 2018: Estate Planning for the Single Person
    #90 – April 2018: Expensive Gaps in Estate Tax Planning
    #89 – January 2018: Estate Tax Update
    #88 – December 2017: The Empty Trust
    #87 – October 2017: Painless Estate Planning
    #85 – August 2017: When a Do-It-Yourself Divorce Goes Wrong
    #84 – July 2017: The People Named in Your Estate Planning Documents
    #83 – May 2017: The Crummey Notice Requirement
    #82 – April 2017: Decanting a Trust – What it Means and When it Should be Considered
    #81 – February 2017: Estate Planning, Marriage and Divorce
    #80 – December 2016: Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List
    #79 – November 2016: Prince Estate Update – Rumors and Reality
    #78 – October 2016: New Digital Asset Law May Be a Double-Edged Sword
    #77 – September 2016: Issues to Consider When Inheriting an IRA
    #76 – August 2016: The Importance of Funding Your Trust
    #75 – July 2016: Beware of Non-Specific Estate Planning Advice
    #74 – June 2016: Asset Protection Through Estate Planning – Update
    #73 – May 2016: Prince Leaves a Complex, Unplanned Estate
    #72 – April 2016: Kurt Cobain’s Estate Exposed in Daughter’s Divorce
    #71 – March 2016: David Bowie’s $100 Million Estate
    #70 – February 2016: Titans Owner Left Team in Limbo
    #69 – January 2016: The Missing Will
    #68 – December 2015: Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List
    #67 – November 2015: Lamar, Khloe & the Urgency of Estate Planning
    #66 – October 2015: Structuring Your Trust for Success
    #65 – September 2015: Spectrum of Withdrawal Limitations
    #64 – August 2015: The Death of Whitney’s Daughter
    #63 – July 2015: The Value of Proper Estate Planning
    #62 – June 2015: Yes, Single People Need Estate Planning Too
    #61 – May 2015: Small but Significant Change Proposed to Special Needs Trust Law
    #60 – April 2015: White House Continues to Target Transfer Taxes
    #59 – March 2015: Mr. Cub’s Family and Caregiver Battle Over Estate
    #58 – February 2015: Flaws in Drafting Can Be Very Expensive–Herbert’s Story
    #57 – January 2015: Resolve to Plan Like Joan Rivers
    #56 – December 2014: The Empty Trust
    #55 – November 2014: Your Estate Planning Goals
    #54 – October 2014: Mind Your Business Interests
    #53 – September 2014: Robin Williams Understood the Importance of Estate Planning
    #52 – August 2014: Choosing the Right Trustee for You and Your Family
    #51 – July 2014: Powers of Attorney: Underrated Estate Planning Documents
    #50 – June 2014: Estate Planning to Keep Your Children Motivated
    #49 – May 2014: The Biggest Wastes of Money in Estate Planning
    #48 – April 2014: The Costs of Procrastinating on Your Estate Planning
    #47 – March 2014: Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Questionable Estate Plan
    #46 – February 2014: Three Reasons Irrevocable Trusts Fail
    #45 – January 2014: Paul Walker – $45 Million Estate, No Estate Planning?
    #44 – December 2013: A Guide to Organizing Your Assets
    #43 – November 2013: Siblings Battle Over Mother’s Joint Account
    #42 – October 2013: How to Accidentally Leave a Gift to Your Ex-Spouse
    #41 – September 2013: IRS, Treasury and Wal-Mart Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
    #40 – August 2013: The Estate of “Tony Soprano”
    #39 – July 2013: Estate Planning in Light of DOMA’s Unconstitutionality
    #38 – June 2013: The Right Way to Inherit an IRA
    #37 – May 2013: The Not-So-Permanent Estate Tax
    #36 – April 2013: Probate—What It Is and How to Avoid It
    #35 – March 2013: Illinois Man Leaves Estate to Hollywood Heroes
    #34 – February 2013 – Estate and Gift Tax Aspects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
    #33 – January 2013 – The Fiscal Cliff and the Estate Tax; Your Estate Planning Checklist for the New Year
    #32 – December 2012 – Integrating Your Financial Planning and Estate Planning
    #31 – November 2012 – New Illinois Law Provides Guidance on Delegating Trustee Duties; Determining Trustee Fees in Illinois
    #30 – October 2012 – Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase, George Jefferson’s Will & Vince Young’s Troubles
    #29 – September 2012 – Lapse in Estate Tax Disinherits Spouse
    #28 – August 2012 – Divorce and Your Estate Planning
    #27 – July 2012 – Significant Gifting Opportunity to Expire
    #26 – June 2012 – Murderer Inherits Victim’s Estate; Court Intervenes
    #25 – May 2012 – Estate Planning With Life Insurance
    #24 – April 2012 – Lessons from Whitney Houston’s Estate
    #23 – March 2012 – Issues to Be Considered Regarding Joint Accounts
    #22 – February 2012 – Asset Protection Through Estate Planning
    #21 – January 2012 – Estate Tax 2012 and Beyond
    #20 – December 2011 – Top Five Questions in Estate Planning
    #19 – November 2011 – Why Steve Jobs’ Estate Will Not Owe Tax, but Yours Might / Stunning U.S. Tax Court Decision / Year-End Planning
    #18 – October 2011 – Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
    #17 – September 2011 – Painless Estate Planning
    #16 – August 2011 – Estate to Be Distributed 92 Years After Death / Gifts of Tuition & Medical Care
    #15 – July 2011 – The Mistress Gets the Condo / Estate Tax Update / Upcoming Events
    #14 – June 2011 – The People Named in Your Estate Planning Documents
    #13 – May 2011 – Protecting Your Child’s Inheritance / Out-of-State Property / Upcoming Event
    #12 – April 2011 – Naming the Right Beneficiary for Your IRA
    #11 – March 2011 – Naming Guardians for Your Children / Illinois Civil Union Act
    #10 – February 2011 – Illinois Estate Tax Reinstated / Wills of Mark Madoff & Elizabeth Edwards
    #9 – January 2011 – The New Estate, Gift & Generation Skipping Transfer Taxes
    #8 – December 2010 – Estate Tax Update / Notice Requirement for Gift Trusts / Present Interest Gift
    #7 – November 2010 – Inheritances & Divorce / Life Insurance Dispute / Bona Fide Business
    #6 – October 2010 – Estate Tax Update / Reviewing Your Existing Estate Planning Documents
    #5 – September 2010 – The Importance of Planned Giving
    #4 – August 2010 – Steinbrenner’s Estate / 10-Year Term for GRATs / Closing Extension / Intestacy
    #3 – July 2010 – New Estate Tax Bill / Foreign Trusts / Pourover Wills / Upcoming Event
    #2 – June 2010 – Estate Tax Update / Tenancy by the Entirety / Powers of Attorney and Divorce
    #1 – May 2010 – Launch of Practice / Estate Tax Update / Pet Trusts / FLP Puzzle

     

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