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David A. Shulman
States Struggle to Deal with Congress's Shameful Estate Tax Mess

The Year Without an Estate Tax continues. As I have previously written, due to Congress's extreme irresponsibility and inability to get anything done at all, the Estate and Generation Skipping taxes are repealed in 2010, but for one year and one...

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LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
LexisNexis Video Discussions and Interviews from LegalTech NY, Feb 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010 - Mike Walsh, CEO of U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis, addresses viewers from the convention floor at LegalTech NY 2010. Feb 1, 2010 - LexisNexis' Mike Mintz interviews USLM CEO Mike Walsh at LegalTech NY 2010. Walsh discusses the business...

Leanna Hamill
Their Decision, Not Yours – The Duty of a Health Care Proxy

The New York Times has a recent article called “ An Ill Father, A Life and Death Decision .” It’s about a daughter who has been appointed as the health care proxy for her father. This means that when he is unable to make or communicate...

Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss
Should a Loved One be Driving? Ask the DMV Medical Review Unit

I often have spouses or children expressing concern about a loved one driving. This stems from a real fear that as a person gets older, suffers from dementia, or is being treated for a medical condition, their reflexes and judgment may slow. While these...

David R. Schoenhaar
2010 Estate Tax Repeal: A Time to Reach Out To Your Clients

David R. Schoenhaar, Esq., Ruskin Moscou Faltischek As of January 1, 2010, there is no estate or generation skipping tax (GST), the gift tax remains with a million dollar exemption but at a rate of 35%, and carry over basis rules have been...

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Michael H. Erde
Hot Topics in Elder Law for the Week of 1-18-10

For Illinois practitioners… Alzheimer’s sufferers can benefit from familiar activities such as golf. (Chicago Tribune local Oct 1 2009) A will depository for orphan wills effective 1-1-10 (Public Act 96-137) Convenience...

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