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The Bernie Bill

The Bernie Bill

Any individual or family with an estate should stay up to date on the political climate as it pertains to estate taxes. Recently, a newly proposed tax bill that affects how estates and gifts are taxed was announced. Officially called the “For the 99.5 Percent Act,”...

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Essential Documents for Estate Planning

Essential Documents for Estate Planning

Many of us hear the word “estate” and immediately think of extremely wealthy individuals. However, every single person has an estate. Estates are considered to be all the things you own at the time of your passing or in the event that you become incapacitated. This...

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What Is a Conservatorship?

What Is a Conservatorship?

For so many people, the term “conservatorship” carries with it the idea that it strips all power and dignity from a person. Family members sometimes avoid considering conservatorship because they misunderstand it. While conservatorship is not a process to take...

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What Is a Living Trust?

What Is a Living Trust?

All trusts are legal arrangements that allow for an estate’s assets to be passed from the creator of the trust to its beneficiaries relatively quickly and easily, often protecting your beneficiaries’ assets from certain kinds of claims or taxations. Trusts can provide...

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Estate Planning Essentials for Newlyweds

Estate Planning Essentials for Newlyweds

Congratulations on your marriage! We know that the first things you have in mind when you get married have nothing to do with estate planning; however, it is a good idea to tackle it sooner rather than later. In this article we will talk about some essential estate...

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Estate Planning in a Coronavirus World

Estate Planning in a Coronavirus World

At The Law Offices of Kimberly Butler Rainen, we are changing the way we work with clients during this time, because as always, the health and well-being of our clients and employees are our top priority. In this time of 'social distancing' we are working remotely,...

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