Decedent lived with neighbors due to health issues, and they cared for him, but claims for the value of the neighbors’ services were denied as requiring speculation as to the intent of the decedent, the time spent by the neighbors, … Continue reading
Appeal from probate filed more than one year after the grant of letters will be dismissed when the petitioner received a notice of estate administration and does not allege fraud upon the court or any other exception to the one … Continue reading
A beneficiary who is entitled to an annuity of $2,400 each year for life from a trust did not have have a “direct, immediate and substantial” interest in transactions reported in the trustee’s account covering a period during which the … Continue reading
The article “Low-Interest Estate Planning Strategies” described several estate planning strategies that should be considered now that interest rates have reached record lows. One of the strategies that is described in the article is a “long-term GRAT,” meaning a GRAT … Continue reading
A new calculation has been added to Webcalculators to determine the portion of trust that is included in the grantor’s gross estate for federal estate tax purposes when the grantor has retained an annuity interest or unitrust interest (such as … Continue reading
My Webcalculators service has a new feature, which is that emails are now being sent out monthly with new federal rates under IRC sections 1274 and 7520 as soon as those new rates are announced by the Internal Revenue Service. … Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service has announced federal rates for the month of June that will be the lowest in the histories of sections 1274 and 7520 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”). The §7520 rate, which is used to value...
The Orphans’ Court did not have jurisdiction under 20 Pa.C.S. § 3521 to reopen the adjudication of the informal account of the guardian of the estate of a minor merely because of allegations that the investments of the guardian underperformed. … Continue reading
[9/28/2020 Update: Final regulations have been adopted and a section has been added at the end of this article briefly describing the few differences between the proposed and final regulations.] The Internal Revenue Service has published proposed regulations on the...
Evans Estate Law Resources has been reconfigured to accept credit card (or debit card) payments directly, rather than having to go through PayPal. For those subscribers who are satisfied to continue to use PayPal for subscription payments, no action is … Continue reading