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Do You Pay Capital Gains Taxes on Property You Inherit?

When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it.

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New Guides Help Those Appointed to Manage Someone Else's Money

Have you been officially asked to manage someone else's money?

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ElderLaw 101

Trusts

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a "trustee," holds legal title to property for another person, called a "beneficiary." 

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Prevent Your Power of Attorney from Being Ignored

Many people experience difficulty in getting banks or other financial institutions to recognize the authority of an agent under a ...

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6 Things to Ask Before Agreeing to Be a Trustee

Being asked to serve as the trustee of the trust of a family member is a great honor. But being a trustee is also a great res...

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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Once you've created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date...

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10 Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now

Many people think that estate plans may be for someone else, but certainly not them.

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Stock Market Plunge Underscores Need for Power of Attorney

A Dow Jones news article quotes two ElderLawAnswers member attorneys ...

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