Weakened Estate Tax May Return in 2011-2012

The estate tax set to return in 2011 as part of President Obama's tax compromise

After a year of uncertainty over the future of the estate tax, we may soon get some clarity, though . . .

Pet Trusts

Don’t forget your pets when estate planning. Don't forget your pets when estate planning.

We all love our pets. In the U.S., 71.4 million households have at least one bird, fish, reptile, cat, dog or bunny. But what happens to our pets after . . .

Advanced Health Care Directives

The “Living Will” is a legal document that a person uses to make known his or her wishes regarding life prolonging medical treatments.   It can also be referred to as an advance directive, health care directive, durable power of attorney for health care, or a physician’s directive.

For those in California, the typical . . .

Estate Planning Basics

Estate Planning BasicsMost people put off estate planning because they simply do not want to think about their own death and think they are too busy to deal with it.

But estate . . .