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John Goralka’s Legal Guides

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  • Getting Married? Should You Consider a Prenuptial Agreement?

    This article provides an overview of the married couples who most need such an agreement and a discussion of the requirements for an enforceable premarital agreement that will hold up if tested in the

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  • Avoid California State Income Tax with the NING Trust

    The unique benefits of the NING Trust can be significant. However, this should be considered as part of your overall estate and tax planning strategy. Please call our office to learn if the NING Trust

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  • Avoid California State Income Tax with the NING Trust

    The unique benefits of the NING Trust can be significant. However, this should be considered as part of your overall estate and tax planning strategy. Please call our office to learn if the NING Trust

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  • GST Tax Requires Special Planning

    After the estate tax was enacted, the government felt that transfers that skipped a generation or more would avoid the payment of estate tax on each generation.The Generation Skipping tax was enacted Designed to ensure that assets are taxed at each generational level, the Genera...

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  • The Ins and Outs of IRS Collection Actions

    Life isbad enough when borrowers can't pay off amounts owed to commercial creditors such as banks and other financial institutions. But people can find themselves in hot water if they owe the IRS money. What could happen? The IRS can establish a legal claim to a person's propert...

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  • Buying or Selling a Business

    STOCK OR ASSET SALE Sales of stock of a corporate business or membership interest in a limited liability company (LLC) typically favor the Seller and provide a lower overall tax burden or liability.However, stock sale generally does not provide the Buyer with any increased basis ...

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  • The Private Retirement Plan: A Unique Asset Protection Alternative for the Business Owner

    January 1, 2013 will almost certainly bring substantial changes to the federal estate tax rates.Planning is needed to avoid the harsh result of the 55% estate tax rate.Sadly, most people that would benefit from the planning needed will fail to do so.2012 may very well provide ...

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