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Trusts, Obamacare, and the New Tax Act As pointed out in the article in Forbes, to which I’ve linked in the title of this post, both the 3.8% surcharge on investment income required by Obamacare and the tax increases on … Continue reading

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Trust Allocation of Timber Sale Proceeds under the Uniform Principal and Income Act

The Uniform Principal and Income Act (the “UPAIA”) was completed by the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1997.  The UPAIA was adopted shortly afterward by the State of Idaho.  It has been adopted as of the writing of this … Continue reading

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“TRUSTEE SCORECARD®” TRADEMARK REGISTRATION AWARDED

 Masterson Receives Registration by US Patent and Trademark Office Serving as a Trustee of a Trust can be a daunting process for even the most well-prepared person.   The personal liability for a Trustee can be overwhelming, if the Trustee is … Continue reading

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Why do families fight over an inheritance?

After 28 years+ of experience settling estates and trusts, I could tell many stories about family disputes over an inheritance.  Even in families that otherwise seem perfectly functional, things can get weird very quickly after the death of a patriarch … Continue reading

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Is the Trustee you’ve selected qualified and prepared?

Excellent guidelines to use in choosing the appropriate Trustee for your trust(s).  The answer is not as simple as you would think. Who is Fit to Be Trustee? Ask me about Trustee Scorecard (TM)

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Avoiding Heir-raising Horror Stories

Encourage your clients to plan intentionally for their children.  They do their children no favors when the kids are given responsibilities for which they are unprepared. Goodbye Family Fortune

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The 5 biggest mistakes a Trustee can make

This article from Barrons is a bit understated in some respects, but the points made are important ones. The Five Biggest Ways To Bungle a Trust  

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