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  1. Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
  2. Nice Article on the Basics of ILITs
  3. Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax
  4. Change in New York Estate Tax Law
  5. Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxes
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Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests. For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child number two,...

     


Nice Article on the Basics of ILITs

A colleague of mine, David Saltzman, has written a nice article on the Basics of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. As he points out, setting up a life insurance trust is a great way to minimize your estate tax liability and it can be especially...

     

Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax

On May 20, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III declared that Pennsylvania's laws banning same sex marriage was unconstitutional. Besides the practical implication that same sex couples in Pennsylvania may now get married, it also means...

     


Change in New York Estate Tax Law

Effective April 1, 2014, the State of New York made numerous changes to its tax law. Most dramatically, New York is increasing its estate tax exemption amount from $1,000,000 to match the federal estate tax exemption amount.

New York's New...

     

Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxes

While I have not had a chance to review it thoroughly to confirm its accuracy, I note that the accounting firm, Ernst & Young, has posted a detailed analysis of the estate and inheritance tax laws of almost every country in this brochure.

For...

     


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