Obama to Target Capital Gains Loophole

In the State of the Union address President Obama was once again expected to announce proposals to increase taxes on wealthy Americans. While he is not targeting the estate tax, the proposal could have major implications for some estate plans.

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Grave Digger Pleads Guilty

You are not allowed to dig up someone’s grave without the permission of a court as one man in New Hampshire recently learned. The interesting thing is what was being looked for in the grave.

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Repealing the Estate Tax

The estate tax is always controversial. Some people believe strongly in it while others see it as unfair. A new bill in Congress seeks to repeal it completely.

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Martin Luther King’s Bible

 Personal effects that ordinarily might be worth very little, can be extremely valuable if they have historical significance or were owned by a famous person. Estate battles over such items are not unusual as is the case with some of Martin Luther King’s personal items.

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Estate Tax in China

Over 100 nations currently have an estate or inheritance tax of some form. China is not one of them, but that might change soon as the government is considering a decade old proposal that would institute an inheritance tax.

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San Diego Attorney Ordered to Repay Trust

When someone radically changes her estate plan to favor someone else who was not mentioned in the original plan, charges of undue influence are common. However, proving undue influence can be difficult, which makes a recent case in San Diego interesting.

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