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Do I Need an A/B Trust?

Do I Need an A/B Trust? Clients ask me this question all the time.  This blog discusses what an A/B Trust is and when it is appropriate for married couples to consider one. What is an A/B Trust? An A/B Trust is a trust for married couples that divides into two trusts (typically called a Read More

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Top 7 Things To Know After You Sign Your Trust

Top 7 Things To Know After You Sign Your Trust So you have just signed your revocable living trust, and you are wondering what do I do next? This blog lists the top 7 things that I tell clients after they have signed their trust. I hope you enjoy it! You have some homework – Read More

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Which Distribution Plan is Best for Your Trust?

Which Distribution Plan is Best for Your Trust? So you’ve decided that a trust is the best estate planning vehicle for you due to its many benefits, one of which is flexibility with regard to your distribution provisions, and now you are trying to decide on which distribution plan is best for you and your Read More

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How Does the New Tax Act Affect My Trust?

By now, everyone has heard about the New Tax Act and how it will impact your family’s income taxes in 2018. However, the New Tax Act also made significant changes to the federal estate tax laws. Most importantly, the so-called single exclusion amount (which I usually refer to as the estate tax exemption amount) increased Read More

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Three Ways to Transfer Your Business

Let me paint the picture. You are in your 60’s or early 70’s after having working the last 20-30 years building up a successful family business and you are trying to figure out a way to slow down and enjoy some of the fruits of your labor. Some of your family members work in the Read More

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Should My College Student Have a Power of Attorney?

Recently, my son graduated from high school, and, after a few trips with his friends this summer, he will be heading off to college in the fall. In addition to getting him all up to date with his dental work and eyeglass prescription and purchasing some new clothes and other items for his college dorm Read More

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Hurry – It’s Not Too Late for Your 2016 Charitable Gifts!

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas holiday! Before the end of the year, there are two charitable giving opportunities that I wanted to bring to your attention from a tax perspective. First, if you have an IRA and you are interested in giving some of the IRA to charity this Read More

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How Do I Plan for Incapacity?

With Alzheimer’s and dementia becoming more and more prevalent these days, more and more clients are asking me how to plan for incapacity in case they develop one of these devastating diseases. In addition, you may have your documents in place to plan for an incapacity, but your parents or other loved ones may need Read More

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Do I Need a Living Trust?

When I meet with clients, I get asked this question all the time. In general, there are lots of great reasons for having a living trust, but trusts are not for everyone, and you will need to examine your personal situation to make sure that a trust makes sense for you and your family. Is Read More

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How Often Should I Update My Will or Trust?

After my clients have signed their wills or trusts, they usually ask me how often they need to have them reviewed and possibly updated. In general, the answer varies depending on the complexity of their estate and other factors in their family. However, I generally tell people that it is a good idea to have Read More

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  • "Once I made my initial call to Mr. Even‘s office I never looked back – great decision! His staff is courteous, caring and efficient. Mr. Even is professional, highly knowledgeable, good listener and adviser. I highly recommend Mr. Even. It is a privilege to have him on my team!"  -Trusts & Estates May 14, 2018

  • "John is an excellent wordsmith, and did a great job of putting my thoughts, ideas, and issues into a clear legal document. I have known and worked with him for 25 years on business issues, including business purchases, of two companies and then selling them for retirement. He is also a delightful person to work with and has an excellent group of to-workers."  -Estate Planning May 3, 2018

  • "He was willing to spend time explaining things."  -Estate Planning February 24, 2018

  • "We were referred to John by a neighbor and, frankly, couldn’t be happier with the responsiveness and quality of service. The estate planning services we’ve received in the past pale in comparison. Very, very pleased with the process and breadth of estate planning John provided."  -Trust & Estates October 10, 2017

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