Income tax rates play an increasingly important role in estate planning strategy as the federal estate tax exemption rises. In the late 1990s, the estate tax exemption applied to many more people than it does today. Today, it applies to only 0.2 percent of estates.
Whether it’s fighting over a complex multi-million-dollar estate comprised of multiple homes and exotic assets or simply a prized family heirloom, family disputes aren’t uncommon in the world of estate planning. These disputes can be complicated by sibling rivalries, beneficiaries of varying economic standing, and poor communication.
You might make a good first impression when meeting a new small business client, but does the same hold true for your practice? Dressing professionally, appearing confident, making eye contact, a firm handshake – as an attorney, you know how to do that.