Dynasty Trusts: is this a trust for you, your children and your great-great-great grandchildren?
For whatever reason I have had a bunch of clients ask me about dynasty trusts this week. So, I thought that might be “a sign” that I should write an article about it. I suppose a good place to start is by defining what a dynasty trust is and what it does.
I am not a tax attorney. Since the tax reform affects everyone who pays taxes, I thought I should share it. The Republican Tax Cut & Jobs Act (tax reform) the 2018 tax brackets, tax rates and standard deduction amounts have been revised. Continue reading
Everyone should have a solid estate plan no matter what their sexual orientation. Estate planning for the LGBT community, however, is critical. It will provide protection even in the face of discrimination and when people may not be willing to recognize your relationship, even if married. The necessity of an estate plan is needed for times of incapacity, such as an illness or accident. Without an estate plan in place the parties may leave their spouse or partner without the ability to make any decisions on their behalf. Continue reading