Oct 17, 2016

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Local Estate Planning Law Firm, Altman & Associates, Turns 20!

Local Estate Planning Law Firm, Altman & Associates, Turns 20! The Rockville-based estate planning law firm, Altman & Associates, is celebrating its 20th year in business – assisting families, individuals and businesses throughout the DC Metropolitan Area on the full spectrum of estate law matters. (To put that into perspective, in 1996, a gallon...

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Sep 28, 2016

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Clinton vs. Trump: Comparing Their Estate Tax Policies

Clinton vs. Trump: Comparing Their Estate Tax Policies Monday night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump showcased just a handful of the extreme policy differences between the two candidates.  Of course, as estate planners, we are obviously keeping an eye on the candidates’ positions as it pertains to taxes, especially the...

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Sep 23, 2016

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Buying a Will is Not like Buying a Toaster

Buying a Will is Not like Buying a Toaster I often get this asked this question:  “My wife and I need Wills and other documents.  How much does it cost and can you draft them quickly so we can just come in and sign?” Part of my job is to explain to clients that estate planning is not a product. Buying estate planning is not...

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Sep 20, 2016

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Changes to Virginia’s Elective Share Law Imminent

Changes to Virginia’s Elective Share Law Imminent Understand the changes before they go into effect Virginia’s elective share law allows a surviving spouse to make a claim on their spouse’s estate if they are not satisfied with what was left to them through the will. The current law allows...

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Sep 12, 2016

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When Celebrities Fail to Plan (It Happens All Too Often)

When Celebrities Fail to Plan (It Happens All Too Often) As we have written about in the past, many celebrities die without an estate plan, and sometimes even without a simple Will.  It appears that, like Barry White, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and many others, Prince died without a Will and without any plan for who is going...

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