Index to Newsletters and Blogs

A

     AIDS

          Obama's HIV/AIDS Strategy (Blog 7/13/2010)

     American Opportunity Tax Credit

          Six Facts About the American Opportunity Tax Credit (Blog 8/27/2010)

     Antenuptial Agreements  (See Prenuptial Agreements)

     Artichokes, the Art of Eating (Blog 12/2/2010)

     Asset Protection Planning

          Asset Protection Planning and Missouri's New Joint Trust Law (Newsletter 12/1/2011)

          Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection (Blog 2/22/2011)

          Understanding the Basics of Asset Protection Planning (Newsletter 2/1/2011)

B

      Bush Era Tax Cuts

          Latest on Bush Era Tax Cuts (Blog 12/2/2010)

     Business Law (Website Commentary)

     Business Succession Planning

          Business Succession Planning (Website Commentary)

     Buy-Sell Agreements

     Bypass Trust

          Bypass Trust and New Estate Tax Law (Blog 2/10/2011)

C

     Celebrity

          Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

          Coleman, Gary 

               Gary Coleman's Different Strokes (Blog 8/10/2010)

          Edwards Elizabeth

               Elizabeth Edwards Estate Plan Included a Revocable Trust (Blog 1/12/2011)

          James, Lebron

               Lebron James Tax Planning Move (Blog 7/17/2010)

          McNair, Steve

               Steve McNair's Messy Estate (Blog 7/19/2010)

               Steve McNair Planned On But Not Off teh Field (Blog 10/6/2010)

          P. Diddy Sued for 900 Billion (Blog 2/4/2011)

          Sheen, Charlie

               Is Charlie Sheen Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox? (Blog 3/11/2011)

          Steinbrenner, George

               Yankee Doodle Dandy (Blog 7/15/2010)

          Top Earning Dead Celebrities (Blog 10/28/11)

     Cemetary

          Virtual Cemetary

     Choice of Entity

          Choice of Entity When Starting a Business (Newsletter 7/2011)

     Confidentiality Agreements (Website Commentary)

     Credit Shelter Trust (See Bypass Trust)

D

     Debts

          Debts of Deceased Loved One (Blog 4/5/2011)

     Defense of Marriage Act (See Same-Sex Couples)

     Digital Property

          Digital Property, Estate Planning With (Newsletter 5/2/2011)

     Distribution of Property

          Fair vs. Equal (Blog 10/6/2011)

     Dog Poop

          Watch Out for Dog Poop (Blog 11/23/2010)

     Don't Ask Don't Tell

     Durable Powers of Attorney (Website Commentary)

E

     Education Planning (Website Commentary)

     Edwards, Elizabeth (See Celebrity)

     Elder Law (Website Commentary)

     Estate Planning

          Bypass Trust and New Estate Tax Law (Blog 2/10/2011)

          Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

          Digital Property

               Estate Planning in the Age of the Internet and Digital Property (Newsletter 5/2011)

         Houston Astros and Estate Planning (Blog 12/1/2010)

         Intestacy 

         Distribution of Property

               Fair vs. Equal (Blog 10/6/2011)

         Need for Estate Plan (Blog 9/21/2010)

         Non-Tax Aspects of Estate Planning (Newsletter 7/19/2010)

         Per Stirpes

               What Does Per Stirpes Mean? (Blog 5/31/2011)

         Probate (See Probate)

         Same-Sex (See Same Sex Couples)

         Simple Estate Plans

               Simple is Not Always Better (Blog 5/9/2011)

               You Get What You Pay For (Blog 7/21/2010)

         Special Needs Planning (Website Commentary)

         Storage of Estate Planning Documents

               Now That I Signed My Estate Plan, What Do I Do With It? (Newsletter 9/17/2010)

         Surveys

               Percentage of People with Estate Plan (Blog 10/7/2011)

         Test Tube Babies, Estate Planning for (Blog 11/5/2010)

         Updating

               Top Reasons People Update Estate Plan (Blog 10/13/2011)

         Who Needs an Estate Plan? (Blog 9/22/2011)

         Wills vs. Revocable Trusts (Blog 11/22/2010)

     Estate Tax

          2012 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Adjustments to Exemptions and Exclusions (Blog 10/27/2011)

          Estate Tax Returns, Less Filed (Blog 10/19/2010)

          Forms

               Forms for Electing No Estate Tax Still Under Development (Blog 3/22/2011)

          Portability

               Portability Elections (Blog 11/3/2011)

          Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010

                Income and Estate Tax Deal Heating Up (Blog 12/7/2010)

                New Tax Act and Estate Planning (Blog 1/3/2011)

                Senate Passes Tax Relief (Blog 12/15/2010)

          Filing 2010 and 2011 Estate Tax Returns (Blog 8/26/2011)

F

     Family Limited Partnerships (Website Commentary)

     Funeral

          Virtual Cemetary

G

     Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

          2012 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Adjustments to Exemptions and Exclusions (Blog 10/27/2011)

     Gift Tax

          $13,000 Annual Exclusion for 2011 (Blog 11/11/2010)

          2012 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Adjustments to Exemptions and Exclusions (Blog 10/27/2011)

     Gift Tax Returns

          Filing Gift Tax Returns for Gifts To ILIT's (Blog 10/10/2011)

          Forms

               2010 Gift Tax Return Forms Finally Released (Blog 3/17/2011)

     Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts

          Short Term GRAT Short Lived (Blog 7/16/2010)

     Guardians

          Guardian Selection (Blog 9/26/2011)

H

     Health Care Directives (Website Commentary)

     Humor

I

     Identity Theft    

          My Identity Was Stolen, Now What? (Newsletter 8/12/2010)

     Incapacity

          Planning for Incapacity (Blog 4/22/2011)

     Independent Contractors

          Employees vs. Independent Contractors (Blog 8/23/2010)

     Installment Agreements

          Can't Pay Your Income Taxes ... (Blog 3/16/2011)

     Intestacy

          What Really Happens if I Die Without an Estate Plan (Newsletter 10/15/2010)

     IRA's

          Inherited IRA's and RMD's (Blog 11/1/2010)

          Using IRA Funds for Short Term Loan is Trap for Unwary (Blog 5/13/2011)

J

     James, Lebron (See Celebrity)

     Joint Property (See Property)

     Joint Trusts (See Trusts)

     Jokes (See Humor)

K

 

L

     Last Will and Testament (See Wills)

     Lawyer or Lawyers

          Lawyer Jokes (See Humor)

          Top 25 Fictional Lawyers (Blog 7/28/2010)

     Legal Vault  (Website Commentary)

     Living Wills (Website Commentary)

M

     Medicaid Planning 

          Understanding the Basics of Medicaid Planning (Newsletter 3/28/2011)

     Mileage

          2010 Standard Business Mileage and Other Rates (Blog 12/6/2010)

     Mortgages

          Reverse Mortgages, Understanding the Basics (Newsletter 10/2011)

N

     Non-Competes

          The Enforceable Non-Compete (Blog 7/27/2010)

     Non-Probate Transfers

O

       Offers-in-Compromise

          Can't Pay Your Income Taxes ... (Blog 3/16/2011)

     Organ Donation

P

     P. Diddy (See Celebrity)

     Patents

          Senate Could Block Patents on Tax Strategies (Blog 1/24/2011)

     Per Stirpes

          What Does Per Stirpes Mean? (Blog 5/31/2011)

     Portability (See Estate Tax)

     Prenuptial Agreements 

          I'm Thinking of Popping the Queston - Will You Sign a Prenup? (Newsletter 12/13/2010)

     Probate

          Non-Probate Assets (Blog 2/6/2011)

     Property

          Digital Property (See Digital Property)

          Forms of Property Ownership (Blog 3/15/2011)

          Personal Property

          Real Property

Q

     Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (Website Commentary)

R

       Reverse Mortgages (See Mortgages)

     Revocable Living Trusts

          Asset Protection Planning and Missouri's New Joint Trust Law (Newsletter 12/1/2011)

          Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection (Bog 2/22/2011)

           Wills vs. Revocable Trusts (Blog 11/22/2010)

S

     Same-Sex Couples

          Document Storage for Same-Sex Couples (Blog 8/30/2010)

          Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples (Blog 8/25/2010)

          Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples (Newsletter 2/25/2011)

          Not a Gay Time (Blog 7/30/2010)

          Prop 8 - Victory for Same-Sex Couples (Blog 8/4/2010)

          Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California (Blog 8/12/2010)

          What One Court Gives, Another Takes Away (Blog 8/17/2010)

     Sheen, Charlie (see Celebrity)

     Sports

          Houston Astros and Estate Planning (Blog 12/1/2010)

          James, Lebron (See Celebrity)

          McNair, Steve (See Celebrity)

          Steinbrenner, George (See Celebrity)

          Steroids in Baseball

               The Problem With Talking About the Past (Blog 8/20/2010)

     Storage of Estate Planning Documents

          Now That I Signed My Estate Plan, What Do I Do With It? (Newsletter 9/17/2010)

     Supreme Court

          Kagan Confirmed to Supreme Court (Blog 8/6/2010)

     Surveys

          Gallup Poll on What Congress Should Do (Blog 11/29/2010)

          Percentage of People with Estate Plans (Blog 10/7/2011)

T

     Tax and Taxes

          Delinquent Taxes

               Can't Pay Your Income Taxes ... (Blog 3/16/2011)

          Tax Relief, Unemployment Reauthorization Insurance and Job Creation Act of 2010

               Income and Estate Tax Deal Heating Up (Blog 12/7/2010)

               New Tax Act and Estate Planning (Blog 1/3/2011)

               Senate Passes Tax Relief (Blog 12/15/2010)

          Year-End Tax Planning 2010 (Newsletter 11/2010)

          Year-End Tax Planning 2011 (Newsletter 11/2011)

     Tax Acts

          Income and Estate Tax Deal Heating Up (Blog 12/7/2010)

          New Tax Act and Estate Planning (Blog 1/3/2011)

          Senate Passes Tax Relief (Blog 12/15/2010)

     Tax Returns

          Delays for Filing Tax Returns (Blog 12/27/2010)

     Tenancy by the Entirety (See Property)

     Tenants in Common (See Property)

     Trustees

          Trustee's Duties and Responsibilities (Blog 6/21/2011)

     Trusts

          Incentive Trusts (Web site commentary)

          Irrevocable Trusts

          Joint Trusts

               Asset Protection Planning and Missouri's New Joint Trust Law (Newsletter 12/1/2011)

          Revocable Trusts

               Elizabeth Edwards Estate Plan Included a Revocable Trust (Blog 1/12/2011)

               Revocable Trusts (Website Commentary)

               Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection (Blog 2/22/2011)

               Wills vs. Revocable Trusts (Blog 11/22/2010)

U

     Unitrusts

V

     Virtual Cemetary (See Cemetary)

 

W

     Wills

          Guardian Selection (Blog 9/26/2011)

          Wills vs. Revocable Trusts (Blog 11/22/2010)

    Written Lists

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Y

          Year-End Tax Planning - 2010 (Newsletter 11/15/2010)

          Year-End Tax Planning - 2011 (Newsletter 11/1/2011)

Z