Is a Simple Will in Lakewood Ranch Right for You?

Is a Simple Will in Lakewood Ranch Right for You? Simple wills are for uncomplicated estates and they allow your assets to be given outright to those named. One advantage to such a will is that if you change your mind about how your assets are to be distributed or your assets change, you can […]

Essentials of the Probate Process in Venice

Probate process in Venice is a legal process in which a decedent’s properties are transferred to heirs and his or her debts may be paid or settled. The properties should be in the name of the decedent only. If the decedent has a will and has property subject to probate, the initiation of the probate […]

Do you need an estate planning attorney in Sarasota?

Do you need an estate planning attorney in Sarasota? Sometimes people make the mistake of only thinking about planning for their estate until late in life. However, no one should have to worry about what happens to their loved ones if something tragic should happen. It is wise and responsible to take steps to work […]

Will Work for Food

You may not be aware, but many children in our area that rely on schools for food go without in the Summer months. Based on the concept “charity begins at home,” we have agreed to display a food collection box in our office for the All Faiths Food Bank. Of course, this doesn’t do any […]

Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions for 2016

  As of 2016, the following Estate and Gift tax exemptions are in effect: Estate Tax Exemption – $5,450,000 (U.S. Citizens and Residents) Annual Gift Tax Exemption – $14,000 (U.S. Citizens and Residents) Gifts Between Spouses – Unlimited (U.S. Citizens only) Nonresident Alien Estate Tax Exemption – $60,000 (may be subject to foreign treaty) Gifts to […]