Will Congress Close the Trust Fund Loophole? #EstatePlanningAttorney

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(Comments Regarding President Obama’s 2015 Tax Proposals) On January 17, 2015, the White House released its fact sheet entitled, “A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code that Responsibly Invests in Middle Class Families.” This fact sheet was released as a precursor to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address and his 2015 Tax Proposals. The White House is calling for “closing … Read More

What Can We Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Plan? #EstatePlanningAttorney

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The unfortunate death of actor Robin Williams in August 2014 has sparked numerous articles, blogs and commentary on his life, family, comedy, mental illness, depression, and his estate plan. Whenever a celebrity passes away, either by natural causes or prematurely by unfortunate circumstances or events, undoubtedly that celebrity’s estate plan will be scrutinized for months, if not years. If you … Read More

New Court Mandated Training for All Persons Serving as a Personal Representative, Guardian or Conservator #EstatePlanningAttorney

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Arizona Estate Planning & Probate Attorney, Kenneth Barney wants you to take notice: Pursuant to Rule 27.1(A) of the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure, effective September 1, 2012, all non-licensed persons requesting to serve in any court appointed fiduciary capacity must receive training from the Arizona Supreme Court prior to appointment. A non-licensed fiduciary includes a person serving as a … Read More

The Season of Giving: The “Fiscal Cliff” Coming to the Estate and Gift Tax Laws #EstatePlanningAttorney

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Multi Generation Estate Planning

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (“2010 Act”), was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010. This Act provided a two year fix to the existing estate and gift tax problem. The 2010 Act substantially increased the estate and gift tax exemption from $1 million to $5 million in 2011 increasing … Read More