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"Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG" - 5 new articles

  1. Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax
  2. Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law
  3. Dynasty Trusts Explained
  4. Update to Executor's Commissions in NJ
  5. 2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption
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Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax

A number of years ago I wrote about the dangers of accidentally triggering a Compromise Tax in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. It occurs to me that most dynasty trusts are set up to go to children, grandchildren and more remote descendants, but...

     

Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law

Happy New Year! Effective January 1, 2015, under Act 95, Pennsylvania modified Chapter 56 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which deals with Powers of Attorney. The amendment was made to try to better protect the Grantor of...

     

Dynasty Trusts Explained

I am frequently asked about the best way to transfer wealth to younger generations. Sometimes people feel that absent having a minor child, a problem child or a special needs child, there is no reason to set up a trust. Often times they are...

     

Update to Executor's Commissions in NJ

Back in March of 2014, I wrote a lengthy post about how to Calculate an Executor's Commissions in New Jersey. Frankly, most of the executors I work with don't want a commission. However, I recently came across an interesting situation where an...

     

2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption

Starting January 1, 2015, the federal estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5,340,000 per person to $5,430,000. That is an increase of $90,000. If you are married, that amount will be doubled.

In addition to the lifetime estate and...

     

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