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Wills in Nevada

Wills in Nevada

Introduction A Last Will and Testament is perhaps the most recognized legal document in society. It is often the document people think of most when they begin thinking about creating an estate plan. Despite its popularity, a Will is often not a sufficient estate plan even for […]

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Intestacy in Nevada

Intestacy in Nevada

Intestacy Intestacy is the legal term for when a person dies without a will. Generally speaking, when a person dies without a will, intestacy laws govern the disposition of that person’s estate at the time of their passing. Intestacy laws are essentially a state legislation’s attempt to […]

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Gift Planning: IRS Releases Final Gift Tax Return

Gift Planning: IRS Releases Final Gift Tax Return

On Friday March 18, 2011, the IRS released the final version of Form 709 for 2010. The latest form accounts for some changes made by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Reinsurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which was enacted on December 17, 2010. The Act, in […]

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What is Probate?

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process to transfer assets when someone passes away. Through probate, clear title and ownership are established as to the assets of the deceased person. Generally, probate is required if the person died with an executed will (testate), or if the person died without […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning

Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case held that under the 14th Amendment, states are required to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples who desire to marry, and also that states are required to recognize same-sex marriages that were lawfully licensed and performed out of […]

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Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

None of us enjoy contemplating what would happen to ourselves or those close to us in the event we become incapacitated. Rather than think about those things, we tend to think “it will not happen to us,” or otherwise postpone thinking about it. This is a dangerous […]

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IRS Announces New Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions

IRS Announces New Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions

In Revenue Procedure 2014-61, the IRS recently announced new tax changes that will be effective starting in 2015. The following are the more relevant changes in relation to estate planning and gifting: The estate and gift tax exemptions increased due to inflation from $5.34 million to $5.43 […]

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