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Gifting: Estate Litigation in Los Angeles, CA

Gifting Strategies for estate litigation

There are certain legal methods that allow you to get better control of amount of estate taxes that will be owed upon death, particularly when the estate has a high value. One method is through gifting, in which you gift some of your assets to others, such as family members, organizations and others that you choose. When gifting is done correctly, the value of these gifts is subtracted from the total value of your estate, resulting in lower taxes being paid on the estate. To understand gifting, you need the help of an estate litigation attorney in Los Angeles. The Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. has the knowledge and skills pertaining to all aspects of estate litigation, trusts and all related legal matters.

Currently, you are allowed to gift up to $14,000 annually to another without the recipient being required to pay any taxes for the gift. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, such as giving cash directly to another, directly paying tuition to an educational institution for another, paying medical bills for another directly to a hospital or other medical facility, or giving your spouse asset gifts. All of these methods effectively and legally reduce the value of your estate, which affects the amount of taxes that will be paid by your estate.

Gifting can be a valuable tool for your estate litigation.

There are many laws and restrictions covering estate litigation and taxation, and the rules change from year to year. Our firm employs the most up-to-date research of state and federal law regarding taxation trust creation and other issues that could be important in planning, allowing us to stay current and advise our clients accurately. We can inform and guide you to the best strategies for managing your estate, including matters regarding gifting in your specific situation.

When you contact our office, we can discuss in more detail how we can assist you with gifting or other concerns related to estate litigation, wealth preservation and taxation.

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