Living Trust Scams

Many of us have seen advertisements touting the benefits of a living trust. Salespersons who promote living trusts claim they can reduce taxes, protect assets from creditors, and reduce the time and expense of probate, seemingly suggesting that other forms of estate planning cannot achieve those goals. According to the State Bar of Texas, sales of … Read More

Prepare for the Return of the Estate Tax

NB: This article was published on July 5, 2010 and contains information that may be outdated. For current information regarding the estate tax, read: Estate Tax Certainty…For Now. June has already come to an end, and Congress has not yet enacted new estate tax legislation. Although the estate tax is currently dead, it is scheduled … Read More