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Lessons of Hoffman’s Estate Plan

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent drug overdose in February 2014 at age 46, last attended to his estate plans on October 7, 2004. The estate tax laws have changed dramatically since then, as did Mr. Hoffman’s personal circumstances. At that time he had one son with his partner, Marianne O’Donnell, but […]

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An Estate Plan for Your Pets

For many of us, pets are an important part of our daily lives, more like members of the family than just “animals.” For people living on their own, especially, they can take on even greater significance, serving as a constant source of companionship and unconditional love. According to Professor Gerry W. Beyer, Professor of Law […]

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Video: Planning a Will

Speaker: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD Planning a Will: A will is a legal document in which you appoint guardians for minor children, designated a personal (called executor or personal representative) to handle your estate, create trusts for heirs, make bequests to friends and others, address how taxes on your estate should be […]

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