Estate and Elder Law

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John Dedon On Estate Planning: Are Asset Discounts on Family Transfers a Thing of the Past?
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by John Dedon

Perhaps the primary estate planning strategy utilized in reducing gift and estate tax for several decades has been taking advantage of discounts for family transfers of closely held businesses and real estate interests. These same discounts also apply... Read More

John Dedon on Estate Planning – Staying Current
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by John Dedon

Attached below is a July 3, 2014 Forbes article detailing the need for clients to review and update their estate plans. Now that I have been in practice for 30 years, approximately 25 percent of the legal work that I do comes from existing clients updating... Read More

Dedon on Estate Planning: Ringing in the New Year With Good Estate Tax News
Posted on 9 Jan 2014 by John Dedon

By John Dedon In the estate tax world, 2013 ended in stark contrast to the frantic planning during 2012. 2013 marked a return to fundamental estate planning; namely, using Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives, to protect... Read More