On April 4, 2012, Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law new trust legislation which provides additional opportunities for Virginia and non-Virginia residents to achieve creditor protection. Effective July 1 of this year, a person may create a self-settled spendthrift trust into which the settlor (otherwise known as the person creating the trust) irrevocably transfers assets to a trust, and the assets are protected from claims of the settlor’s creditors, provided the settlor is a discretionary beneficiary and there is at least one other beneficiary of the trust.Read More
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The Obama Administration recently released its 2013 Revenue Proposals (the “Green Book”), a number of which are designed to limit certain gift and estate planning opportunities that are currently available. Here is a brief overview of some of the relevant proposals:Read More
Your parent or spouse just passed away and you’ve been named the executor or personal representative of the estate. You know you need a lawyer who can help you probate the will or administer the revocable trust. How do you go about finding an estates and trusts attorney? What specific qualities and credentials should you look for in your search?Read More
The Maryland Code exempts from inheritance tax all property received by the spouse of a deceased Maryland resident. It also exempts property that passes from a decedent to or for the use of, among others, the decedent’s children, grandchildren, the spouse of a child of the decedent, the spouse of a lineal descendant of a child of the decedent and the brother or sister of the decedent.Read More