*ALERT* Changes to Maryland Estate Tax Exemption for 2019 Children of Same-Sex Couples: Not Out of the Woods Yet Joint Ownership Just for Convenience Can Be Perilous Novel Ways To Revoke A Will Why Turning 69 1/2 is an Important Date for Your IRA Why Do People Fail To Address Estate Planning? Here is a Link to Thoughtful Article About Spurring Your Parents to do Their own Estate Planning, From The Christmas Eve Edition of The Chicago Tribune We like this short, sensible article out of Georgia on how the holiday season can be an opportune time to inform family members of your estate plan. Tom Clancy’s widow and children (from a prior marriage) are battling in Baltimore City probate court over a technical tax issue in his Will worth millions of dollars Nontaxable gifts QUADRUPLED in 2012, as described in this Bloomberg article! Ambiguity is in the Eye of the Beholder Good News! You Don’t Have to Be Sane! Privacy, Revocable Trusts and the Hackerman Estate Supreme Court: “Your Children’s Creditors May Inherit Your IRA” A Big Wynne for Maryland Taxpayers? Governor Enacts Estate Tax Cut How NOT to Probate an Estate All Eyes Turn To Governor O'Malley For Estate Tax Cut Bill increasing the Maryland estate tax exemption amount passes the Maryland Senate SB321 Standards for Personal Representatives – Legislative Update Maryland Estate Tax Legislation Update MD General Assembly considers clarifying standards for Personal Representatives IRS releases its “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 Maryland General Assembly bill seeks to recouple Maryland estate tax with the Federal estate tax Transportation Tax Extender and Others Expired on December 31, 2013 Happy New Year! Do you need to file a 2013 Gift Tax Return? Farrah Fawcett’s Art Collection Subject of Court Battle IRA Charitable Contribution Tax Break Scheduled to End Supreme Court Upholds IRS Enforcement of 40% Penalty on Taxpayers Who Used COBRA Tax Shelters Are You Getting a Divorce? It’s Time to Review Your Estate Plan. Napoleon’s Transcribed Will Up For Auction IRS 2014 Inflation Adjustments And Your Taxes What is the impact of United States v. Windsor on your estate plan? Choosing a Crummey trust isn’t a crummy idea! How Pet Trusts can Protect your Animals It’s always the little things in an Estate…. I’ve been named Personal Representative of an estate. What do I do next? How Bank Loan Agreements can effect your Estate Old English In Terrorem (No Contest) Provisions Brought the Wrath of God into Wills What happens if I don’t have a Will? Owning Property as an Unmarried Couple New 3.8% Federal Surtax on Estates, Trusts and Individuals New scam in Maryland targets Personal Representatives Attorneys at Frankel Sims Law named to the Super Lawyers List for 2013 *ALERT* Marriage Equality in Maryland Update Fiscal Cliff Information for our Clients The Lottery and Estate Planning Jane and Frankel Sims Law are highlighted in this week’s BBJ Inherited IRA’s Why Sign my Will in my Attorney’s Office? Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives for children over 18 Estate planning for the business owner Same-sex Marriage and Inheritance Tax in Maryland Founder and Managing Attorney, Jane Frankel Sims, recognized as a Very Important Professional Under 40 Who are your children? New Statutory Power of Attorney Form Tax Exacta: The Preakness Stakes and Estate Taxes Frankel Sims Law Named a Finalist in the 2012 Maryland Chamber’s Small Business Awards Estate and Gift Taxes in an election year – What will the future hold? IMPORTANT Federal Estate and Gift Tax update UPDATE on 2012 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Legal Heads UP – NEW TAX LEGISLATION! The Law Offices of Jane Frankel Sims welcomes two new employees! Founder and Managing Attorney is named a 2011 Daily Record Leading Woman Founder and Managing Attorney – Jane Frankel Sims wins Prestigious Smart CEO 2011 Brava Award The Estate Planner’s Storybook of Everyday Tales and Unexpected Endings