Identical bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would permanently repeal the federal estate tax and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax. Overview of Current Federal Estate, Gift, and GST Tax Laws Under current law, the exemptions from federal estate taxes, lifetime gift taxes, and GST taxes are indexed for...

Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building block of estate plans for people of all ages, personal backgrounds, and financial situations. But for some, a Revocable Living Trust may not be necessary to achieve their estate planning goals or may even be detrimental to achieving those goals. Is a...

Whatever your reason for seeking out professional estate planning help, eventually everyone wants to know, "How much is this going to cost?" Some ask the question earlier in the process than others. In fact, we regularly get calls from people who don't ask about anything else. The curiosity about price is understandable. Looking for...