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Review and Update Your Estate Planning Documents.

Your wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other documents (including health care directives) should be reviewed and updated every few years – or whenever you experience significant life events like a marriage, divorce, move to another state, birth of a child or grandchild, etc.

The tax cut extension package does dramatically change the game for everyone – married couples and singles alike – in terms of estate tax planning. In fact, that tidbit is probably the most important thing you should remember about the new legislation – it made significant changes to the estate tax law. The very fact that things have changed (again) means your estate planning probably should be reviewed.The federal estate tax exemption is now $5 million, with a 35 percent applicable tax rate on the remainder. This means that if you are a single person with an estate of less…

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