The LexisNexis Estate Planning and Elder Law
Community continues to provide you with further information regarding the estate
tax debate. As part of our ongoing coverage of this issue, we have compiled some of the points in favor of and
opposed to the estate tax.
Related post: Point/Counterpoint...
In Malcolm Gladwell's
book, What the Dog Saw , Gladwell
discusses mustard versus ketchup, the first coming in a dozen varieties and the
latter, basically, a single variety; there is Heinz, and pretty much only
Heinz, with little competition from Hunt's, Del Monte, and smaller brands, like...
On October 12 th , the parties in Kramer v.
Phoenix Life Ins. Co . presented oral arguments to the New York Court of Appeals regarding
New York's insurable interest law and its effect on stranger-owned life
insurance (SOLI or STOLI) arrangements.
v. Lockwood Pension Servs ., 653...
Are College Football Bowls Entitled to IRC 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status?
There's only a few weeks left in college football's regular season, and after that, the various bowls will invite teams to participate in post-season play. Several of the bowls are famous and esteemed, their mere mention...
Circuit recently aligned itself with the Ninth Circuit in deciding that for the
purposes of surviving child's insurance benefits under 42
USCS § 402(d) of the
Social Security Act, a posthumously conceived child (i.e. donor
eggs, artificial insemination, surrogate wombs) is a "child"...
Following the Anschluss,
Hermann Göring was asked about passports for the Viennese Jews. He responded,
"All right, but not with any foreign currency. The Jews can go, but they will
kindly leave behind their money, which they have stolen." In line with this
thinking, the Reich financed...
If you've toured
Graceland and witnessed the Elvis Presley merchandising giant, it's a question you
might have asked yourself. Elvis "the Brand" is a retail empire, from his Nashville home
to his music catalogue to his image as a rock n' roll icon...
Last week, the Fourth Circuit refused to define a posthumously
conceived child, whose parentage was undisputed, as a "child" for the sake of
surviving child benefits. Instead, the court looked to state intestacy laws to
determine benefits entitlement.
Don Schafer, a Virginia resident, deposited...
Colonial Poor Law Imposing Liability on Today's Adult Children
Last April, Julian Gray and Frank Petrich, both elder law
attorneys, authored a Pittsburgh-Post Gazette article on a Pennsylvania law that can
potentially saddle children with the unpaid costs of their parents' long-term
do you keep all of your important financial information?
-In a cabinet stuffed with unmarked
-In a cardboard box full of unmanageable
-In an old Cleveland Indian's suitcase
like my dad once did (odd but true)?
are multiple problems with any of these: clutter...