Aug 25, 2014

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“My Health Care Wishes” App: Accessing Important Documents Just Got Easier!

Smart phones seem to have it all.  You can now add accessing important legal documents to the list! Instead of making arrangements through multiple people, tracking down a hidden safe in the basement, or rummaging through boxes of old documents, you can open an app to find what you need! For...

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Aug 6, 2014

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Special Needs Trusts: The Importance of a Proper Trustee

All Trustees, guardians and fiduciaries are required to keep track of and report the money in their control. This duty is particularly important with respect to special needs trusts, when the dependent child or person relies on the appropriate delegation of funds to maintain a lifestyle. While the...

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Jul 23, 2014

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Important Law Changes for those with Offshore Financial Assets

U.S. citizens, resident aliens and certain nonresident aliens are required to report worldwide income from all sources including foreign accounts and pay taxes on income from those accounts at their individual rates. The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Streamlined Filing Compliance...

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Jul 18, 2014

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Coming Soon: Uniform Legislation re: Digital Assets

We have spoken on the subject of digital assets many times over the past several years.  With no uniform legislation on what should become of a deceased person’s online accounts like Facebook and Twitter, who, if anyone, should have access to those accounts and what level of access they...

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Jul 4, 2014

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Offices Closed in Honor of Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!  Our offices are closed today and will reopen Monday morning. Please be safe and enjoy the holiday weekend! –  The Altman...

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