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U.S. Appeals Court Concurs That Gay Widow Should Receive Estate Tax Refund

In a case involving the surviving spouse of a lesbian couple who is seeking reimbursement of federal estate tax she was forced to ...

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Is an Electronic Will Valid?

Is a will created on a tablet computer valid?An Ohio judge recently answered that question in the affirmative, but most states have not addressed the issue.

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Elder Law Attorneys to Present Free Webinar on What to Expect from Trump and the New Congress

Four nationally known elder law attorneys will present a free webinar on the new legislative and legal landscape followiing the election of President Trump and identify planning and other steps older Americans can take to preserve quality of health care and quality of life.

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Obama's Shift on Gay Marriage Is Hopeful News for Widow Seeking Estate Tax Refund

The administration's decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act may mean that the surviving spouse of a lesbian couple...

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$5 Million Estate Tax Exemption Part of Obama Tax Deal

A temporary resolution to the question of what the federal estate tax should be is a key part of the tax cut deal ...

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Case Illustrates Dangers of Executing a Will Without Legal Assistance

People sometimes try to save money by not consulting with a qualified attorney when executing their will, instead using a pre-prin...

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

We all know we are supposed to do estate planning, but not all of us get around to it.

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Understanding the Tax Consequences of Inheriting a Roth IRA

Passing down a Roth IRA can seem like a good idea, but it doesn't always make the most sense.

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