As people get older, they often have conversations with family members about the future — but they usually don’t have any plans in writing, say lawyers and staff with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. To encourage people to put their ...Read More »
Congressional Republicans have narrowed the estate tax so much that it affects only about 5,500 wealthy American households a year. Now they want to eliminate the tax altogether — with a bonus for heirs. Under the latest plan, backed by ...Read More »
Anton Berk filed a multi-count civil action in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against Carole Berk, several lawyers and a law firm for their various roles in implementing estate planning arrangements made by Anton’s deceased father, Maurice Berk. Carole, Maurice’s wife, was a trustee of an irrevocable insurance trust established by Maurice. The circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of Carole and dismissed Anton’s claims against the other defendants. On appeal, Anton argues that the circuit court erred in doing so.Read More »
It’s important to get involved in some organizations, but which ones?
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Estate planning attorney James Lamm who writes the blog “Digital Passing” advises people to plan ahead for their virtual afterlives. Your best bet is to make sure valuable memories and intellectual property are stored somewhere besides a social media account ...Read More »
Should companies be charged for soft costs like catered lunches and photocopying by outside counsel?
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