Tax and Estate Planning

As Buzz Aldrin fights for his legacy, how can you control your legacy?

Buzz Aldrin is fighting for control of his famous space legacy.  His children, Janice and Andrew Aldrin, have asked a Florida Court to appoint them as their father, Buzz Aldrin’s, co-guardians. They claim Mr. Aldrin is in "cognitive decline".  Buzz Aldrin denies the allegations and has countersued his children for exploitation. Buzz Aldrin, 88, has said...
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Smoking Cessation Programs and Other Unusual Tax Deductions

10 Tax Items That Often Get Overlooked Blake R. Laurence, a partner in the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning department, uncovers some tax deductions you might not have considered before. The tax code is filled with various nuances that allow a taxpayer certain deductions. However, they are not well publicized and many people miss those deductions...
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Tax Changes Made in New Jersey: How Does It Affect You?

After much discussion and political deal-making, on October 14, 2016, Governor Chris Christie officially signed legislation implementing a new tax package to raise money for the Transportation Trust Fund to help repair New Jersey’s roads, bridges and various other infrastructure. Although the increase in gas tax is what caught the attention of most people, this...
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Estate Planning Self Examination Checkup Chapter IV – Selecting Fiduciaries

In a will, one must appoint the people who are charged with carrying out the intentions of the testator.  The people you select should be dependable and understand their roles.  These people are called “fiduciaries.”  The fiduciaries include the executor, the trustee and a guardian. The executor is the person who carries out or executes the...
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