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Taxes and Congress – Update

Published on October 12, 2010 by

I recently listened in on a teleconference sponsored by UBS on the current tax situation and the speakers had some interesting observations about that dysfunctional group known as Congress.

It is very quiet in Washington DC after a busy summer since everyone is working on reelections for November 2nd.  Their ...

Published in Business
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Extension of Nonrecourse Protection Vetoed by Governor

Published on October 5, 2010 by

On Friday, October 1st, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed SB 1178, which would have extended anti-deficiency protection under Section 580(b) to include refinance loans which replaced loans which were qualified purchase money.

The bill would have prevented lenders from obtaining deficiency judgments against homeowners living in their homes and who default on ...

Published in Litigation
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10 Simple Things High Net Individuals Should Know When Considering a Prenup

Published on October 4, 2010 by

Marriage is of course both a spiritual and financial union.  Telling your significant other that you want a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) can be awkward and getting it done potentially even more awkward.  Here are some tips to remember to make the path easier:

EVERYONE who gets married has a prenup.


Published in Asset Protection
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If you died tomorrow could your family still depend on your business?

Published on September 27, 2010 by

A common issue that I see with new business owner clients is the lack of a succession plan. No it’s not so fun to contemplate death but consider the following:

1. Will your spouse be able to depend upon the benefits of your business if you died tomorrow?

2. What ...

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What Should We Do with the Estate Tax?

Published on September 20, 2010 by

There is a dedicated section of the Wall Street Journal today focusing on the estate tax and what Congress should do.

The central argument against the estate tax is that your loved ones should be able to receive what you have already earned and paid numerous levels of tax on.


Published in Estate Planning
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