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What If an Estate Owes Back Taxes

What If an Estate Owes Back Taxes?

My mother passed, and she was an administrator of my grandfather’s estate and the inheritances. The estate accumulated quite a bit of back taxes over the years. Will the IRS put a lien on that estate as well as hers to retrieve funds?

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Can You Set Up a Trust After Death

Can You Set Up a Trust After Death?

In estate planning, the use of trusts to manage the distribution of assets is becoming increasingly more common. However, for many people, the idea of setting up a trust during his or her lifetime is overwhelming and perhaps even unnecessary.

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Do I need an attorney for probate

Do I Need an Attorney for Probate?

A competent elder law or estate attorney can discuss and use, where appropriate, such provisions as the family exemption, benefits to prepaying inheritance tax, even where the tax return is not yet complete and a listing of itemized deductions.

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Am I Getting All the Social Security Benefits I Can?

Am I Getting All the Social Security Benefits I Can?

Money Talks News’ recent article entitled “7 Social Security Benefits You May Be Overlooking” says that the Social Security Administration provides payments to spouses, children and those with disabilities, among others. Let’s look at this in detail. Spousal benefits via a husband or wife. Spouses can get up to half of their husband’s or wife’s…

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What Can a Trust Do for Me and My Family

What Can a Trust Do for Me and My Family?

Trusts are often associated with the rich, but the uber-wealthy are not the only people who can benefit from using trusts. There is no minimum asset level or net worth required to set up a trust, and you can put any amount of money into a trust.

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