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.
In this 3rd and final session of our Social Security webinar series, we will cover the under-served markets for divorced and survivor benefits, where there are special benefits that so many people miss out on....More
Rising Federal tax bills are prompting many Florida investors to take a new look at adding tax-free income from municipal bonds to their portfolios–but low interest rates and headlines about credit risks from issuers like Detroit and Puerto Rico mean advisors need to be more careful about their recommendations in this once-sleep market....More
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on what’s ahead for the new normal, investment management in the new normal, and a forward-looking approach to international equity risk allocation....More
How the U.S. Federal Reserve manages its exit from emergency liquidity programs will have important implications for all asset markets and could increase volatility. Meanwhile, monetary policies are also becoming less synchronized globally....More