Estate Planning

Winer and Bennett, LLP estate planning blog

Death and our Digital World

My head spins when I consider all of the profiles and accounts I have online.  Chances are you are like me and have accounts with many of the following social networks or online services:  Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapfish, Amazon, iTunes, iCloud, Gmail.  In addition, an increasing number of people manage important accounts and services online.  Consider how many different user …

Estate Planning Post Fiscal Cliff

As part of the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed earlier this month, Congress fixed the federal estate tax credit at $5.12 million.  This generally means that estates of individuals having less than $5.12 million at death will not be liable for any federal tax. Congress also extended the so-called “portability” of the credit that allows surviving spouses to use the portion …