Upcoming Events - December 2017

Trust Funding Workshop Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Stouffer Legal Main Office 658 Kenilworth Drive #203, Towson, MD 21204 CLICK HERE TO RSVP Attorney Brian J. Deaver will teach an instructional workshop on how to properly "Fund" your Revocable Living Trust....

Published On: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fraud Can Be Anywhere, Even in Estate Planning

Clients might not know they are being defrauded. Estate planning attorneys must act with integrity at all times but, unfortunately, that does not always happen, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in "Lengthy Prison Term for Estate Planner Who...

Published On: Friday, November 10, 2017

Estate Planning Is a Wise Move for Everyone

Entertainment industry reinforces the myth that estate planning is only for the wealthy. The entertainment industry feeds a myth that only wealthy people need to do estate planning, with a constant flow of scenes where the wealthy are the only...

Published On: Thursday, November 09, 2017

Gifting Can Reduce Taxes and Be Used as Incentive

A common strategy to reduce estate taxes is to give away some assets before you pass away. Gifting to younger family members can be used as a strategy to reduce estate taxes. However, it also comes with the potential for...

Published On: Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Life Expectancy Is Decreasing for Americans

Life expectancy has been going up for decades. However, now it is going down. Life expectancy has been rising for decades for Americans but it has now gone into reverse, according to the Financial Advisor in "Americans Are Dying Younger,...

Published On: Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Ethical Wills May Be an Old Answer to a New Problem

We may be the richest nation in the world but do things seem to be going right? Many of us may feel powerless to change things around us whether it is politics, terrorists, protesters or the economy. However, perhaps we...

Published On: Monday, November 06, 2017

A Formal Estate Plan Solves a Lot of Problems

Giving your family a verbal “estate plan” for them to carry out can create difficulties. There are legal and practical reasons why it is unwise to rely on family members to carry out your wishes you have voiced to them...

Published On: Friday, November 03, 2017

Pet Owners Receive Wrong Ashes

Discovery at pet cemetery results in accusations against cemetery and crematorium in Illinois. A family was apparently given the ashes from a different animal after they brought their pet’s remains to a cemetery and crematorium in Illinois, according to the...

Published On: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Estate Plans Need Updating when Circumstances Change

Your estate plan may not be effective, if it is not updated to account for changing circumstances. People sometimes think that if they have an estate plan, their work is done. They put the plan on the shelf and do...

Published On: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Blended Family May Be Estate Plan Challenge

Fairly dividing an estate among the children can be difficult with remarriages. Resolving the issue of dividing an estate with a blended family, sparked a recent letter to Market Watch in "How do I split my estate between my two...

Published On: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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