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Jeremy Wechsler’s Legal Guides

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  • Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax 101

    Pennsylvania mandates that an inheritance tax be paid on any assets transferred upon death in the Commonwealth. Here are a few basic points that are important to know regarding the inheritance tax. There is a separate federal estate tax. The federal estate tax works differently....

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  • Veterans Pension Benefits

    There are millions of veterans who have served our country honorably and have dedicated and risked their lives to provide security and peace for the rest of us. Yet, many veterans who have served do not know they may be entitled to veterans pension benefits, or improved pensions....

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  • Five methods for setting up a trust

    This guide explains five of the most common types of trusts, as well as the benefits they offer.

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  • Powers of Attorney documents are sometimes more important than Wills

    Many of us know that having a Will is a good idea, and this document typically serves as a foundation to your estate plan. But a will is simply a death document. It is therefore ineffective unless you die. The problem is that over half of us, at some point in our lives, will beco...

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  • If You Live In Pennsylvania, Do You Need a Living Trust?

    A revocable living trust is an estate planning tool that is considered a substitute to a will. However, unlike a will, you can use a living trust during your life to manage your affairs and investments. A living trust can also be effective for an orderly inheritance distribution,...

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  • Responsibilities of an Executor of a Will in Pennsylvania

    The Role of the Executor of the Estate As executor of the estate, you are charged with the responsibility of making sure the decedents estate is handled in the proper manner under the law. Typically, the executor hires an attorney to assist him or her in all of the responsibil...

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  • Probate process in Pennsylvania

    Find the Will and Any Amendments Find and secure the Will, all amendments to the Will and any previous Wills. Do not remove, add or alter any page. Contact an Attorney Call an estate planning and est

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  • Planning For the Federal Estate Tax

    There is no federal estate tax this year (2010), unless Congress acts retroactively. However, you can be sure there will be an estate tax in the future. How do you plan?

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  • How to find the right estate planning attorney

    Dig into the lawyer's background What type of experience or organizations does the lawyer belong to that qualify him or her to be an estate planning attorney? Use the internet, such as Avvo, Lawyers.

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  • Ten Steps To Good Estate Planning

    1. Find a qualified estate planning attorney who is an expert in estate planning who will know the right questions to ask to draft your vital documents. 2. Determine the value of your estate - tally

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