In Massachusetts, property that is inherited by one spouse, before or during the marriage, is legally considered marital property and may be subject to equitable division in a divorce. This often... more
INHERITING THE CROWN IN JEWISH LAW:
THE STRUGGLE FORRABBINIC COMPENSATION, TENURE AND INHERITANCE RIGHTS.
The State of Israel is a modem state with an electoral system of
Instead of leaving your assets directly to your beneficiaries, why not leave them to your beneficiaries' Trusts, which gives the benefits of the assets while protecting them from outsiders, such as... more
Under German law heirs inherit both, decedents assets and debts - unless they timely disclaim the
German estate and inheritance law provides that decedents property and assets, as well... more
Is this a tragic scenario? Probably not, but it certainly represents what is an entirely avoidable estate planning consequence. Heres the dilemma, and Ill pose it to you in the form of a hypothetical.... more
Assume you're an adult with brothers and sisters and your parents pass away, leaving a Will and Trust to provide for each of you. What do you do if a brother or sister disputes the terms? Donot just... more
Under German tax law each heir and each beneficiary is taxed individually (German inheritance
tax). There is no true estate tax in Germany. Inheritance tax rates in Germany vary depending on the... more
The law governing wills and intestate succession in Germany is found primarily in the German Civil Code (Brgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB). Inheritance law is federal law in Germany. If German law is... more
Living our lives firmly entrenched in the digital age, as we do, certainly poses some interesting legal questions.
Many of the assets we accumulate are digital not physical, and will be left to our... more
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has clarified its policy concerning the valuation of natural gas rights for Pennsylvania state inheritance tax purposes. In Inheritance Tax Bulletin 2012-01 (... more