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The Fundamentals of Elder Law and Special Needs Trusts

Special needs planning is a niche practice area within the estate planning field that requires a working knowledge of many different areas of the law, including tax, public benefits, trusts and estates, among many others.

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The Fundamentals of Post-Mortem Administration

As the federal estate tax exemption has risen from under $600,000 per person to approximately $11.2 million over the last twenty years, estate planning has evolved. While minimizing tax remains the focus for some, most estate planning attorneys work to address other critical goals.

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Articles for New Trusts and Estates Lawyers

Tax and Non-Tax Considerations when Drafting Irrevocable Trusts

An irrevocable trust is an incredibly flexible planning tool, but with great flexibility comes the need to make many decisions. Learn how to help your clients identify and work through some fundamental decisions so the final product will reflect their non-tax and tax objectives. The advice is limited to standard irrevocable trusts.

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Six Things Nobody Tells You Before You Start Practicing Estate Planning

Helpful guide to anyone who is a new estate planner or is thinking of transitioning to the practice of estate planning.

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