Estate Law

A person's estate includes everything that person owns at any given time, whether solely or jointly owned with a spouse or partner. An estate can include anything from property to patents, bank accounts, stocks, or pension plans - as well as debts from taxes, loans, and liens.

Estate Law is the body of law governing the management of personal affairs and how property is distributed in the event of incapacity or death. In some states it also includes elder law dealing with elder specific issues beyond estate planning such as long-term care and Social Security benefits.

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Estate Taxes

Estate taxes are the amount of federal taxes paid at the time of death for certain assets, including real estate, annuities, insurance, trusts, cash and securities.

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Latest Estate Law Question

Guardianship for elder care

If you decide you should be the guardian of your parent and the court agrees, you will be responsible for a variety of decisions.

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