Will My Estate Have to Pay Federal Estate Taxes?

Not every state collects estate taxes. However, the federal estate tax potentially applies to everyone, though not everyone will have to pay federal estate taxes. The best time to worry about estate taxes is while you are working on your estate planning. You and your estate planning lawyer may be able to lower or eliminate your estate’s tax bill. What is the federal estate and gift tax exemption? The IRS sets a Read More

Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes: Chief Justice Warren Burger

Some say a man who represents himself in a legal proceeding has a fool for client. Chief Justice Warren Burger probably heard that saying, as it is very common in the legal field. However, if he did know the saying, it certainly did not stop him from writing his own Will. The question is: Was he a fool for writing his own Will? Chief Justice of the Supreme Court From his working-class beginnings, Warren Earl Burger Read More