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Death Tax

Estate taxes, sometimes known as “death taxes”, are done both by the federal government as well as a small number of states. Estate taxes will become implemented when a person’s estate has exceeded a certain amount at their death. The federal estate tax rate is set to...

Estate Planning with Life in Mind

Estate planning is not just a one-off event where you sit with attorneys and sign what feels like hundreds of pages of documents. To accurately reflect your wishes and current laws, updates and reviews should be done by an attorney every couple of years and with every...

Post-Election Forecast

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought precedent-breaking changes to America that affected both businesses and individuals, doing things like reducing marginal tax rates, increasing deductions, and increasing child tax credit. Without interference, it is set to...

13 Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

Estate planning—it is an incredibly important tool, not just for the uber wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every adult should do. Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals, including appointing...

“Passing Values Through Generations With Family Legacy Trusts”

“Passing Values Through Generations With Family Legacy Trusts”

We are fans of giving credit where credit is due when we come across something fantastic. Last week Jerimy (owner and name partner here at Jerimy Kirschner and Associates) found an incredible article by Karen Hube called "Passing Values Through Generations with Family...

Niche Estate Plans: Your Trust Can Be As Unique As You

Niche Estate Plans: Your Trust Can Be As Unique As You

Each and every person in this state, in this county, and on this planet is different. We are not carbon copies of each other! Since we are all individuals with unique ideas, hopes, and dreams, why should your estate plan be the same stale, repetitive plan that your...

Estate Planning – It’s Cheaper Than You Think

More Americans than ever before are learning the importance estate planning, yet only about half of Americans have any type of estate planning in place.  Many identify cost or plain discomfort as the reason for avoiding estate planning.  Of those identifying cost, an...

Estates of the Rich and Famous: What Not to Do

Estates of the Rich and Famous: What Not to Do

Celebrities! They are just like us, even when it comes to Estate Planning. It seems shocking that so many big names in Hollywood repeatedly fail to have estate planning documents prepared. The rich and famous have massive estate so you would think they have the money...