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IRS issues more guidance on the retroactive effect of the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor. In U.S. v. Windsor (2013) the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional. Exactly how the IRS would implement this reversal of law was left to future pronouncements by the IRS. On January… continue reading
Earlier last year, I wrote articles about when it might be appropriate to update an existing estate plan and the consequences of dying without any estate plan at all. However, there is an important related question that I have not touched on yet, and that is: what should be done to determine if it is… continue reading
Q: Does a living trust protect my assets? A: This trust is a great way to pass an inheritance but it will likely not help you through other situations. Here are my top tips on what a living trust does not do and mistakes to avoid. Your living trust does not: 1. Provide asset protection… continue reading