How Will My Taxes Change After A Divorce?

If you are planning on divorcing, you should look at two things before you even file a petition: taxes and your estate plan. Divorce changes how you file taxes, which could ultimately affect your estate plan. Additionally, divorce directly affects your estate plan. An estate planning attorney with a business law background will be able […]

How To Prepare For Financial Planning Month

October is not only time to start ramping up for the holiday season, but it is also financial planning month. If you do not have a financial plan, now is the time to create one. If you have a financial plan, you should look at it carefully and update it as needed. The business attorneys at France […]

How Stocks Affect Taxes

When you have stocks, you have to think of how they will affect your taxes each year. Additionally, if you plan on leaving your stock portfolio to your children when you die, you will have to plan for how that will affect their taxes. An estate planning attorney will help you determine the best way […]

How Your Will Plays A Role In Receiving An Inheritance

When you die intestate—without a will—Florida statutes dictate who gets your estate and inheritance. The best way to make sure your estate goes to who you want it to go to is to create an estate plan with at least a will, if not a will and a trust. An estate planning attorney will be […]

How To Know When It’s Time To Update Your Will

A legally-binding will provides detailed instructions on how your assets are divided among friends, family members, and loved ones after you pass. The document puts the force of law behind your wishes. It may also create substantial tax benefits in conjunction with effective estate planning. The unwelcome alternative would be to allow the state to […]

Take Control of Tax Season with these 5 Tips

Because of the extensive changes in the tax law, you should contact a business tax attorney to help you with taxes. Even if you are working on your individual taxes, you should work with a tax professional. Before you have someone help you with your taxes, be sure everything is in order.
Update Your Beneficiary Designations
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What You Need To Know About Wills in Florida

Creating a will or estate plan ranks among the true acts of kindness. You are considering friends and loved ones in a thoughtful way. You’re also taking control of how you’d like assets distributed and removing any potential disagreements between those you leave behind. It’s important to set up a will or estate plan and […]

How Federal Income Tax Brackets Work

Everyone who earns an income in the United States is required to pay federal income taxes. This money is used by the federal government to pay for such necessities as defense, housing, education, science, and interest on the national debt. Each person who pays these taxes is put into tax brackets, something you have probably […]

What is the Annual Exclusion for Gift Taxation?

Throughout the year, you likely give gifts to family and friends for many different reasons. While most of these gifts are simple and require no action on your part as it pertains to the IRS, more expensive gifts may be subject to the federal gift tax. Gifts that are excluded from the federal gift tax […]

5 Facts About the Federal Estate Tax

The federal estate tax is a tax that is levied on property that is transferred from one person to an heir following their death. This property can include cash, real estate, stock, and other assets. However, the tax is only levied on the wealthiest of estates because the only part of an estate that is […]