Death Elasticity

Here is an interesting article about “death elasticity”. It discusses the spikes and dips in the death rate around times when there is an increase or decrease expected in the estate tax. With the expiration of the Bush era tax cuts and the looming increase in the estate tax, it will be interesting to see if we have a surge in deaths before 2013. Read more here.

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Can a person under a guardianship create or amend a trust?

Two recent Florida cases have raised interesting questions about when and whether a person under a guardianship can create or amend a revocable trust. Read more here.

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