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Lawyers in the Middle, Between Trustees and Beneficiaries to Whom is Owed the Duty of Confidentiality?

By Anita Schnee, J.D. December 8, 2020

Suppose you are hired by a trustee or executor to assist in trust or estate administration. Then a..

Utah Becomes First State to Pass Electronic Wills Act

Many Americans don’t have a will. Why not? Well, the reason may be that they don’t want to think..

Case Law: Mutual Wills and a Subsequent Will—Which One Rules?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US October 19, 2020

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 19-25, 2020. To celebrate, let’s take a look at..

Case Law: Grantor-retained Annuity Trust and Estate Taxes

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US August 5, 2020

In Badgley v. United States, the 9th Circuit upheld summary judgment in favor of the IRS in a case..

Supreme Court Rules on Kaestner Case

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 27, 2019

In a recent blog post, we informed our readers about big news in trust taxation. On June 21st, the..

Electronic Wills: Technology Collides with Trusts and Estates Law

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 25, 2019

The last 100 years have brought vast technological advancements to the masses, including the..

Big News for Trust Taxation

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US April 9, 2019

Few of us feel delight when we hear the term “tax code”. However, there has been some recent..

Elder Law Versus Estate Planning: Not So Different After All

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US July 19, 2018

How different is elder law from estate planning, really? Estate planning, in part, deals with..

Stay Top-of-Mind With a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Client Letter

By ElderCounsel June 25, 2018

In light of the massive tax changes of 2018, you need to make sure your clients' estate plans are..

What is a Grantor Trust?

By Brian F. Albee, JD May 23, 2018

Grantor Trusts can be a source of confusion for elder law attorneys and their clients alike. That’s..

It’s National Estate Planning (for Seniors) Awareness Week

By ElderCounsel October 17, 2017

In 2008, Congress declared the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week...

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