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Important tips for wills and estate planning.

Posted by Weinstein in Blog, Business and Corporate Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Taxes with Comments Off on Important tips for wills and estate planning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/your-money/wills-avoiding-family-conflict.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FEstate%20Planning&action=click&contentCollection=your-money&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&_r=0

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8 Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan

Posted by Weinstein in Blog, Business and Corporate Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Taxes with Comments Off on 8 Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan

An excellent article listing the most basic life changes that should cause everyone to review and revise their estate plan. http://www.forbes.com/sites/markeghrari/2016/01/28/8-reasons-to-revise-your-estate-plan-today/#1ba8bf6230d9

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Estate Planning for the Blended Family

Posted by Weinstein in Blog, Business and Corporate Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Uncategorized with Comments Off on Estate Planning for the Blended Family

Preparing a will and estate plan for a blended family can be complicated, and strain family relations. These days, many families include children, stepchildren, former spouses and in-laws. The number of remarriages has been steadily rising over the past few decades. By some accounts, in 2013, 40 percent of marriages included at least one spouse [&h...

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College Expenses – How Courts Interpret Divorce Agreements

Posted by Weinstein in Blog, Business and Corporate Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Taxes with Comments Off on College Expenses – How Courts Interpret Divorce Agreements

One of the most important aspects of a divorce settlement is the drafting of a settlement agreement.  The parties may come to an agreement, in general terms, about how much child support will be paid, and what a visitation schedule will be.  However, unless an agreement is very carefully drafted, there can be future disagreements, […]

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NYS Estate Tax Changes: The Good News, and the Bad News

Posted by Weinstein in Blog, Business and Corporate Law, Divorce, Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Taxes with Comments Off on NYS Estate Tax Changes: The Good News, and the Bad News

As of April 1st New York state doubled its estate tax exemption – the amount you can leave your heirs without paying state estate tax – and it is set to rise gradually through 2019 to eventually match the federal exemption, projected by then to be $5.9 million.  That will make estate tax planning much easier […]

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