Posts Tagged ‘ Marriage ’

In Appreciation – Second Year

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This is the end of my second year of blogging.  Today, I want to thank all of my readers by going through some numbers and then by also giving a special thanks to a special lady. The Numbers First, I’d like to share some of my favorite statistics regarding this website.  Read more...

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In Appreciation – First Year

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This is the end of my 12th month of blogging.  At the end of each month, I usually like to take a post to thank those who have given me great support, thought-provoking ideas, ego boosts, wonderful advice, etc.  Read more...

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Last Week in Estate Planning (June 17 to June 25, 2011)

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While reviewing last week’s blogs and articles, imagine the fantastic surprise I got when I saw Julie Garber’s recent “Estate Planning Roundup” article on about.com blog commending this blog.  That’s really some compliment — I have always thought her blog is one of the best, especially in terms of timely information and readability.  She has…

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Revocable Living Trusts: Should Couples Use Joint or Separate Trusts? (Part II)

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In Part I of this topic, we discussed that the decision to use joint or separate trusts is mainly based on the answers to these three questions:  Read more... Under federal and/or state law, are you married to your partner – Yes or No? Do you live in a Community Property or Separate Property State?…

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Living Trusts: Should Couples Use Joint or Separate Trusts? (Part I)

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We have previously discussed the choice between wills and living trusts as your primary estate planning document.  However, if you opt for the living trust route, there is another important choice to make if you are married or have a significant other you wish to plan with.  Read more...

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A Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Primer

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You may have heard reference to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the news lately.  In this post, we will briefly explain DOMA, recent Presidential and Congressional reaction, and the potential effects moving forward. The Current Law DOMA is essentially based on three provisions in Federal law:  Read more...

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