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Blog Posts in September, 2011

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  • Creating a List of Key Estate Contacts
    Creating a List of Key Estate Contacts

    I want you to take a moment at look at the space surrounding you.. Did you just let out an enormous sigh that almost blew your computer off the desk? Let's be honest, no matter how organized we think ...

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  • Can I Put Life Insurance in a Trust?
    Can I Put Life Insurance in a Trust?

    Even though the federal estate tax was repealed in 2010, a $5 million exemption came back retroactively which is also effective for 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the exemption will decrease to only $1 ...

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  • Collecting Decedent's Employee Benefits
    Collecting Decedent's Employee Benefits

    As part of your duties as the estate executor, you will need to collect any employee benefits or death benefits that the decedent may have been eligible for. Such benefits may include retirement ...

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  • Homestead Declaration as Part of Estate Planning
    Homestead Declaration as Part of Estate Planning

    I would wager that the main type of property you would want to have protection for when you die would be your home. Many states, including California, have what are called homestead allowance ...

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  • Amy Winehouse Estate Value Revealed
    Amy Winehouse Estate Value Revealed

    The value of late singer Amy Winehouse's estate has finally been revealed and it is surprisingly less than what had been speculated. After the probate process and estate administration, her ...

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