Last Week in Estate Planning (July 31 to August 6, 2011)

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As stated here, the reason this blog showcases the excellent posts and articles about estate planning is an attempt to make the topic more accessible and less intimidating.  However, it has been suggested that I am linking to far too many sources each week, and that this fact actually works against the original goal.

Since less is often more, here is a new attempt to share favorite recent resources in estate planning.  Let me know what you think.

Top Posts and Articles of the Week

Post of the Week

It’s Time To Stop Fighting About Same-Sex Marriage, Deborah L. Jacobs, DJ Working, forbes.com.

Other Favorites

Back to School: 4 Things You Must Know about Emergency Cards, Candice Aiston, Esq., Oregon Estate Planning Blog.

Green and Gold Legacy:  Estate Planning for Green Bay Packers Season Tickets, Sara B. Andrew, Esq., State Bar of Wisconsin.

  • Ed. note:  This article can be made more palatable for the reader by replacing “Green Bay Packers” with “Philadelphia Eagles” throughout.  icon wink Last Week in Estate Planning (July 31 to August 6, 2011)

Legal Docs You Need Before Leaving Your Little Ones, Danielle G. Van Ess, Esq., DGVE Law Blog.

Stock Price Drop Is a Great GRAT Opportunity, Bryan Howard, Esq., Tennessee Estate Planning Law Blog.

Trial & Heirs:  Protect Your Family Fortune!, Danielle Mayoras, Esq. and Andy Mayoras, Esq., Trial & Heirs.

  • Website for a PBS Special on estate planning, on which the hosts “use high-profile celebrity stories” to “educate people about wills, trusts and estate planning”.  Danielle and Andy Mayoras, estate planning practitioners in Michigan, regularly use this approach to educate readers in their entertaining Probate Lawyer Blog, which is playfully subtitled “Famous Fortune Fights!
  • The show debuts tonight in Michigan and on UStream.tv, and throughout the country in November and December.

Video on How to Tie and Seal a Will, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog.

For Professionals and Interested Readers

A Sea Change for Gift and Estate Planning, Paul Bonner, Journal of Accountancy – cited by Jason E. Havens, Esq., Havens’ Tax Havens.

Breaking News on IRS Form 8939 and IRS Form 706, Julie Garber, Esq., about.com.

Why Portability Isn’t a Cure-All, Jon J. Gallo, J.D., Journal of Financial Planning – cited in Portability v. Credit Shelter Trusts, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog.

Share any top new estate planning posts or articles in the Comments section below.  Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

 Last Week in Estate Planning (July 31 to August 6, 2011)
 Last Week in Estate Planning (July 31 to August 6, 2011)

Scott

Scott R. Zucker, Esq. is the owner of The Zucker Law Firm PLLC, located just outside the Capital Beltway in Annandale, within five miles of the City of Fairfax, the county seat of beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. The firm focuses mainly on estate planning services for Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania clientele, and seeks to do so in an affordable and approachable way. People interested in learning more can contact Scott by phone or email.

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