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Tax Implications: Selling Your Home

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July 31, 2014

Estate Tax Minimization by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 If you’ve lived at a property for at least two out of the five years before you sell your home, you can consider that property your primary

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Inherited IRAs Not Exempt From Bankruptcy Proceedings

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July 8, 2014

Trusts & Estate Planning Attorney by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs, are retirement funds – at least until you pass the asset on to heirs other than your spouse. Then, according

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Retirement Planning for Same-Sex Married Couples

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May 14, 2014

Trusts & Estate Planning Attorney by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 In September, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17 which clarified when, for federal tax purposes, the IRS will recognize same-sex marriages. As of

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Maximizing Annual Gifts

Kira S. Masteller | Shareholder

August 2, 2013

Trusts & Estate Planning Attorney by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 Individuals with estates that are valued over the Federal estate tax exemption ($5,250,000 in 2013) should consider making annual gifts to their family now so

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How Does the DOMA Ruling Affect Estate Planning?

Kira S. Masteller | Shareholder

July 25, 2013

Trusts & Estate Planning Attorney by Kira S. Masteller 818.907.3244 The United States Supreme Court’s ruling on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on June 26, declaring the definition of marriage as

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