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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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What Are Defective Grantor Trusts?

What Are Defective Grantor Trusts?

A Defective Grantor Trust (“DGT”) allows you to transfer assets out of your estate and ultimately reduce your estate tax liability. The DGT may also be referred to as an “Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGT),” a “defective trust” or a “grantor trust.” This tool is most effective […]

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Life Insurance in Estate Planning

Life Insurance in Estate Planning

We are all aware of one of the most basic purposes for obtaining life insurance–to provide families, relatives, and/or close friends with financial support in the event that a person passes away. However, life insurance also serves other important purposes and can be used in a variety […]

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