A gold rush motivated multitudes to migrate through Nevada on their way to California in the mid-1800’s and inspired the state’s nickname—the Golden State. Today, a reverse relocation of sorts is happening as people trade in the Golden for the Silver State. While its crowded roadways and bulging urban areas may partially explain this inverse exodus, California’s increased tax rates1 are surely a major factor in some residents’ decisions to leave the temperate coastal climes for a new life in the desert. > > > Read the full article
Back in the heyday of estate planning when just about everyone who died owning a home and an IRA would have an estate subject to this tax, the choice between paying estate tax versus paying capital gain tax was an easy one to make. Up until the last few years, the highest estate tax bracket was 55% and the top long-term capital gain tax bracket was only 15%. > > > Read the full article
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The pain you feel at the loss of a loved one is often compounded if your loved one died without a will. During a time when you should be able to grieve, the uncertainty created by the lack of a will can cause real problems that you cannot handle on your own. Some of those are very urgent and can compound and create further complications if you make the wrong choice. > > > Read the full article
We will all die one day—unless you know something we don’t. We recently came across an article written by Bronnie Ware, a home hospice nurse. After years of working with those who are literally laying in their deathbeds, she recorded the top five most common final regrets.
They are as follows:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. > > > Read the full article
Estate Planning Attorney David Grant was recently featured in the February 3, 2014 issue of VegasInc Magazine as one of the “notable faces in Southern Nevada’s financial community.”
You can read the full article here http://www.vegasinc.com/business/2014/feb/03/get-financial-adviser-avoid-small-business-headach/.
Congratulations David! > > > Read the full article
With each passing day, the news on Obamacare gets worse. At the outset, it was just a matter of a few “glitches” in the website. And after all, didn’t Google and Amazon and all the great technologies of our day have some glitches along the way? Of course, now we know that describing the problems with the Obamacare website as “glitches” is like calling World War I a food fight. > > > Read the full article
The Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone, including the Congress, Senators and their staff people, live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for the Senators, Congress and their staffs, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals. That is all the Republicans are asking for. > > > Read the full article
The law firm of Grant Morris Dodds is pleased to announce its merger with S&C to provide legendary, skull-crushing legal representation. GMD wecomes Thaddeus T. Sasquatch, Esq. and Sir Wendell J. Chupacabra, Esq. who will practice primarily in the areas of post-mortem tax planning and beneficiary representation. Welcome gentlemen! > > > Read the full article
It’s important to know what probate litigation means. Simply stated, “probate” is the process of administering the assets of a deceased person, either according to the terms of a will, or, when there is no will, according to state intestacy laws. A common misconception is that probate is often a routine and simple process. While that may be true in some estates, probate can become complicated by unanticipated including but not limited to: disputes over the terms of the will or the application of intestacy laws; distribution of separate vs. > > > Read the full article