Understanding Florida’s laws regarding the descent and devise of “homestead” property can be difficult for even the most experienced estate planning practitioners, and this quagmire has become even more complicated by recent case law.
On June 26, 2013, the U. S. Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) issued its decisions in the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth, et. al. v. Perry et al., thus ending the judicial fight of the validity of the federal “Defense of Marriage Act,” and ending “Round 1” of the judicial fight regarding comparable state law statutes and constitutional provisions.
Today's markets have been as uncertain as ever and several key themes seem to be at the forefront. The strength of the US dollar, the potential rise in US interest rates and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity are just a few of the main headlines we are keeping an eye on...More
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on tax-aware investing and include a look at the trinity of asset location (taxes, returns, and time horizon), tactics and strategies for tax-efficient investing, and an after-tax target few advisors have in their sights....More
More and more trusts are being drafted with a long, long time horizon. At the same time, there's a staggering increase in litigation. Is there a better way to design and administer trusts to emphasize the positive role that trusts can play in the lives of beneficiaries?...More
For the second year, the ADP Research Institute® examined the types of companies — by size and type of industry — that offer retirement benefits, as well as the retirement savings behaviors of approximately 10 million U.S. employees in 2014....More