Could Estate Taxes Change at the Federal Level?

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In a recent column for Forbes.com, Christine Fletcher opined about estate taxes and estate planning. The thrust of her article was based on rampant speculation that the Biden-Harris White House might move to implement new tax reform policies. We saw the effects of this speculation...

Cincinnati Divorce Lawyers Pay Attention to Mandel’s Separation Records

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Josh Mandel, the former treasurer for the State of Ohio, is running in the Republican primary for Rob Portman’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. A Republican judge, Ronald Forsthoefel, had sealed the records about Mandel’s divorce records. Mandel and his former spouse had filed for divorce in...

Have Ohio State Taxes Changed in 2021?

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Ohio is unusual compared to some states when it comes to sales and use taxes. For some states, everything is handled on a statewide basis, and sales taxes are uniform across the state. Ohio has chosen to grant a bit more autonomy and agency to...

States Are Looking at Professional Athletes, According to Tax Attorneys

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A recent CNBC report by Andrew Osterland revealed that state tax departments are spending the 2020 tax season looking more closely at professional athletes than ever before. It is understandable why state tax coffers are lighter than usual. The sales tax usually incurred at restaurants?...

Springsteen Very Much Not Guilty of DUI

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In November of 2020, Bruce Springsteen was arrested in a national park in New Jersey. The charges were DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and reckless driving. By February, the U.S. government had dismissed both of those charges. So, what happened? It is worth noting that this...

New Court Ruling in the Estate of Britney Spears

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In one of the most talked-about estate planning cases in decades, Britney Spears’s estate plans have been the subject of tremendous debate and controversy. February of 2021 has proven to be a big step forward in this estate situation, as a judge has upheld a...

How is COVID-19 Affecting Rental Real Estate?

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If you own rental property, 2020 may be a confusing tax year for you come April. You may want to consider changing your approach to your deductions. As you most likely already know, you are able to deduct real estate taxes and mortgage interest as...

Divorce Searches are Booming in 2020. Is it COVID Related?

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The close quarters and stressful conditions of a pandemic quarantine has apparently been taking its toll on marriage, according to data. A site which sells online divorce agreements says their July 2020 sales are up by 34% over the sales in July 2019 – not...

How Much Does Estate Planning Cost?

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As with any services supplied by a law office, estate planning costs money. Some attorneys charge an hourly rate, while some charge a flat fee. When you enter into the process of creating your estate plans, how much might it cost? The main caveat to...

Ten Questions to Ask Before Filing for Divorce

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Divorce is never easy. Relationship experts debate the steps people take before separating. These experts do not always agree, but there are a few classic queries that most will acknowledge. Here are some of the questions that marriage therapists and couples’ counselors most commonly agree...

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