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Overcomplicating an estate plan can really hurt

This article discusses why it’s important to get your estate plan in order before you are backed into a corner and forced to do so.

Golker, Bijan. (2016, November 21). Overcomplicating an estate plan can really hurt. CNBC.

Estate Planning: Important but sometimes unaddressed estate planning issues

This article discusses some key estate planning issues that are often overlooked in the estate planning process.

Fordham, Dennis. (2016, November 12). Estate Planning: Important but sometimes unaddressed estate planning issues. Lake County News.

5 Estate Planning Tips for Entrepreneurs

This article discusses why it’s important to have an estate plan if you own a business, and what legal documents that estate plan should include.

Cohen, Fred. (2016, November 8). 5 Estate Planning Tips for Entrepreneurs. Business.com

Estate planning more than having a will

This article discusses what legal documents are included in a well-rounded estate plan and why they are necessary.

Lanier, Melissa. (2016, November 6). Estate planning more than having a will. Chron.

Nuts and bolts of estate planning

Article discusses simple concepts and strategies to use when drafting new or reviewing existing estate plans.

Carlson, Bob. (2016, October 18). Nuts and bolts of estate planning. Personal Liberty.

2016 National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Article discusses the importance of having an estate plan and keeping it up to date.

Kaylor, Leigh A. (2016, October 18). 2016 Naitonal Estate Planning Awareness Week. Lexology.

5 Documents You Need To Avoid Costly Estate Planning Errors

Lazaroff, Peter. (2016, October 16). 5 Documents You Need To Avoid Costly Estate Planning Errors. Forbes.

Who inherits a selfie? States seek to fill privacy law gaps

This article discusses what happens to documents stored in online cloud accounts, emails, and electronic memories, (such as pictures stored on Facebook and other social media outlets), when a friend or family member dies. Without proper estate plans in place, even those closest to the loved one who has passed may not have access to important information held digitally.

Moreno, Ivan. (2016, October 2). Who inherits a selfie? States seek to fill privacy law gaps. Associated Press.

More Than Half of American Adults Are Living Without an Estate Plan

Article discusses the fact that so many Americans are living without estate plans, and why estate planning is so important.

Sulkin, Anna. (2016, October 10). More Than Half of American Adults Are Living Without Estate Plans. Trusts & Estates. 

Don’t make these celebrities’ estate-planning blunders

Article discusses celebrities who have passed away without proper estate-plans in place, and the consequences that followed.

Grant, K. B. (2016, September 17). Don’t make these celebrities’ estate-planning blunders. CNBC.

 

Mom spends years out of state fighting over daughter’s guardianship

Article discusses Brenda Bryant’s lengthy legal battle to regain guardianship of her 32-year-old intellectually disabled daughter after hearing of the abuse she endured while living in a group home.

Smith, T. (2016, September 9). Mom spends years out of state fighting over daughter’s guardianship. The Greenville News. 

 

U.S. Aims to Clamp Down on Tactic to Avoid Estate Tax

Article discusses new proposed regulations by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service that will make it more difficult for wealthy business owners to transfer assets without paying estate taxes.

Rubin, R. (2016, August 2). U.S. Aims to Clamp Down on Tactic to Avoid Estate Tax. The Wall Street Journal.

 

Ruth Cupp, Charleston County Bar’s first female lawyer and former associate probate judge, dies

Article discusses Ruth Cupp’s death, her impact on the law community, and the legacy she left behind.

Brunson, B. (2016, July 12). Ruth Cupp, Charleston County Bar’s first female lawyer and former associate probate judge, dies. The Post and Courier.