How to Limit a Executor’s Personal Liability for Taxes

There are three risk-management tools every probate lawyer needs to know...

Is HSBC the next UBS nightmare?

clients with a foreign HSBC account should be seriously concerned about disclosure of the account to the government, which could result in criminal prosecution and significant civil penalties.

Frequently Asked Probate Questions

1) How do I begin the probate procedure? The person that wishes to be appointed to represent the Estate will bring a certified copy of the death certificate and the original Will. The probate cannot be completed until 10 days

Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families

Estate planning for traditional couples usually consists of having a Will, Financial Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directive. There are typically three types of couples that need planning significantly different from that of traditional

Still Beware of State Death Taxes…

Despite the new and generous federal estate tax exemption of $5 million per estate and $10 million per couple, many less wealthy families still have to plan for estate taxes–state estate taxes that is. The $10 million exemption makes state