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6 Aug 2013, 8:08 am by Christopher J. Berry
By Michael Witzke Since winning a talent competition in November for people with special needs, Cary-Grove High School sophomore Breanna Bogucki has recorded her first single for an upcoming album, which will soon include a music video. Bogucki has an obsessive-compulsive disorder and high-functioning autism and hasn’t skipped a beat. Her inspiring journey from contestant to professional musician reached a peak Monday when a portion of the music video was filmed at the District 155 high… [read post]
1 Mar 2011, 2:39 pm by leephillips
“Estate planning taxes” do not exist. There is no tax on the process of estate planning. However, if you neglect to set up an estate plan, it will cost you. If you don’t take action, your family will lose money in the form of probate, state estate taxes, and federal estate taxes. None of these is an “estate planning tax,” but they are all very real costs that you can and should avoid.   What documents do you need in place to avoid costing your family? You need a Will, a Trust, a… [read post]
Your “estate plan,” however, should not be your farm’s succession plan. Succession planning is a “process” – “not an event,” … an estate plan is a piece of the process that is succession planning. [read post]
With the pending changes in the estate tax, it is necessary to review your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. [read post]
“Taxes are a heavy component of estate planning, but it is important to be alert for other issues.” [read post]
The fate of the federal estate tax likely lies in the results of the next election. Here are the most probable scenarios. [read post]
Government health benefits for some 9 million of the sickest and poorest U.S. citizens will come under scrutiny from the congressional "super committee" seeking to cut the nation's debt. [read post]
"Coping with the physical, emotional or developmental disabilities of a special needs child is part of the daily life of many parents." [read post]
27 Dec 2011, 7:51 am by Jeffrey A. Cramer
All of us at Cramer Law Center wish you a most enjoyable holiday season. We are so grateful for your support which has made this a year of steady growth for our practice. As part of that growth, Cramer Law Center is pleased to announce that we have hired Amelia Hough Henderson as an associate attorney. A double-Gator, Amelia earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Florida. While in law school, she served as Chief… [read post]
As state budgets tighten and deficits widen, expect your state to look for more revenue from estate and inheritance tax. [read post]
29 Feb 2012, 4:00 am by Christi Cottrell
Part II: Why? Framing the Issue. “Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us [...]Arresting Motion: Estate Planning for Artists is a post from: Epilawg [read post]
The pet trust is a little-known legal option for the elderly and caregivers worried about what will happen to beloved animals following the deaths of their owners. [read post]
14 Dec 2012, 2:51 pm by Randy Fisher
A good estate plan is tailored to fit your needs; a better estate plan also accommodates your passions.  Whether those passions are for wine, art or even stamps, you should think beyond mere insurance, which protects you when the collection is gone … Continue reading → [read post]
Retirement plans have their place, but many entrepreneurs starve their business of needed working capital by putting money instead into tax-deductible accounts such as traditional 401(k)s. They think they are saving taxes. [read post]
"Recently I read a brief article entitled "Bush Tax Cuts: Cutting Through the Noise" on CNNs financial news website. ..." [read post]
What about foreign inheritances? These rules aren’t so well publicized. As a result, you might be in a quandary what to do. [read post]
One billion dollars. That is the amount of money state regulators estimate is sitting on life insurers' books and owed as death benefits, some of it languishing there for decades. [read post]
On August 5, 2011, the IRS published long-awaited guidance for executors of estates of people who died in 2010. Notice 2011-66 explains how these executors can opt out of the estate tax, and Revenue Procedure 2011-41 explains the special tax rules that apply to assets when executors opt out of the estate tax. [read post]
Sometimes you travel because you want to, sometimes because you need to. Whatever the reason, planning a trip can be logistical nightmare for caregivers. [read post]