Coming of Age Program – Assisting your Child After Age 18

At Horizon Attorneys & Counselors at Law PLC (“Horizon”) we are continually striving to assist our clients in fulfilling their estate planning needs. Now that we are heading into fall, many students are starting their senior year of high school or heading off to college. Although these students are often still wholly dependent on their […]

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Federal and State Death Tax Updates

Death taxes are back in the news at the federal level as well as in Delaware and Minnesota. What Happened to the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015? Back in February and March of 2015, identical bills calling for repeal of the federal estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax were introduced in the U.S. House […]

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Skyrocketing Probate Fees – Another Reason to Avoid Probate Court

As of July 1, 2015, Connecticut probate courts earned the dubious distinction of charging the highest probate fees in the U.S. Amazingly, the Connecticut legislature voted to completely cut general fund support for the state’s probate courts for the next two fiscal years, thereby creating a $32 million deficit. In order to cover the shortfall, […]

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5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

From time to time, it’s good to review why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. In addition to confirming our own actions, it can provide us with valuable information to pass along to friends and family who, for whatever reasons, have yet to act. So, here are five common estate planning mistakes […]

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The Most Important Love Letters You’ll Ever Write

Many Americans have the misperception that estate planning is simply preparing for one’s death and is only necessary for the affluent. To the contrary, estate planning is as much about passing values to loved ones as it is about passing material possessions. Thus it should come as no surprise that a February 16, 2012 Forbes […]

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