Jeffrey L Crown’s Guides

Jeffrey L Crown

Rocky Hill Trusts Attorney.

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  1. You’ve been named as an executor. Now what?

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Probate" the will. An Executor’s first duty is to apply to the Probate Court to have the will “admitted” by the Probate Court. This first step may be easy or complicated, depending on the circumstan

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  2. Pitfalls and Opportunities in Distributing Retirement Assets to Trusts

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, almost 3 years ago.

    Ground rules In order to be able to “stretch out” the Minimum Required Distributions (“MRDs”), there must be one or more “Designated Beneficiaries.” We’re trying to create a “See-Through Trust: --

  3. The ? Disappearing ? Estate Tax

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, about 3 years ago.

    The ? Disappearing ? Estate Tax First you see it Then you dont Then [maybe] you see it again by Jeffrey L. Crown www.trustlawyer.com The sleeping estate tax. George Steinbrenner may have been more tax conscious than most people. By dying in 2010, he avoided the Fe...

  4. Fixing Five Fundamental Will Drafting Fumbles

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, almost 4 years ago.

    “Just” Debts Testators frequently direct their Executors to pay their “just debts.” This term does not have a precise meaning and might lead to unneeded litigation. Are mortgages on specifically

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  5. What you need to know about Pre-Nuptial agreements. Avoiding common traps.

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, about 4 years ago.

    You need two lawyers. Each prospective spouse should have separate, independently selected counsel, who advises him or her of what rights he or she would have in the absence of the prenuptial agreeme

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  6. Is the Estate Tax Dead or Only Sleeping ?

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, over 4 years ago.

    Estate Tax “Repealed.” In a Statute commonly known as “EGGTRA,” enacted in 2001, Congress raised the estate tax exemption in several steps, from $1MM to the 2009 level of $3.5MM. EGGTRA provided for

  7. Fiduciaries and Firearms -- Dealing with Guns in Estate Planning and Administration

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, over 4 years ago.

    Avoid "Felonious" [and some non-felonious] Fiduciaries Do you routinely ask executors if they have a police record? Most people would consider such a question as a gross invasion of their privacy. N

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  8. Why Most "Living Wills" are Defective. Fixing Five Fundamental Flaws

    Written by attorney Jeffrey Crown, over 4 years ago.

    First Problem: Many important issues are not addressed. Home care and Hospice. Do you want to be taken care of at home instead of a nursing home? If you have a terminal condition, would you want hosp

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