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The Costs of Procrastinating on Your Estate Planning

POWER POINTS: Estate planning encompasses more than just taxes and asset distribution. Failing to make your wishes known through legal documents increases the likelihood of unnecessary family conflict, costs and delays. Having a proper estate plan ensures efficient estate administration. … more

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Paul Walker: $45 Million Estate, No Estate Planning?

Paul Walker, star of the popular The Fast and The Furious film series, died on November 30th at the young age of 40 in a high-speed car accident.  Walker was never married but was reportedly living with his girlfriend of … more

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The Estate of “Tony Soprano”

James Gandolfini, the actor who played “Tony Soprano” on the acclaimed HBO series, The Sopranos, passed away suddenly at the age of 51 in Rome, Italy on June 19, 2013.  Gandolfini left behind a wife, two minor children and an … more

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Lessons from Whitney Houston’s Estate

Celebrity estate plans are often the subject of much discussion and speculation with regard to the decedents’ relationships and mentality.  Whitney Houston’s estate will likely be no different.  Houston, who died on February 11, 2012, left only a Will, filed … more

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Reviewing Your Existing Estate Planning Documents

A common question from clients is whether and when their existing Estate Planning documents should be reviewed.  In the past, the answer was simple—documents should be reviewed when there is a significant change in your family or financial situation, but … more

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The Importance of Planned Giving

As the end of the year quickly approaches, it is essential to recognize the importance of planned giving and its benefits for those with taxable or rapidly growing estates.  This newsletter will discuss the opportunities available to reduce your taxable … more

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