George D. Karibjanian cautions of some underlying implications resulting from the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act becoming the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act that may catch some practitioners off-guard.
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.
Variable annuities can offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and, with some contracts, protect principal. Yet even advisors, who recognize the benefits of variable annuities acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains....More
As the industry continues to shift toward fee based business, many advisors are taking a deeper look into their current practice in an effort to align with this trend. The good news is that shifting away from a commission-based model can transform your practice in powerful ways—including increasing the stability of your revenue streams, enhancing client loyalty and potentially boosting the value of your businesses....More