This & That: The B&G Blog
Welcome to our blog and the portal to our newsletter articles. To the right, you can view past articles and blog posts by category, and below, we share some of the latest news and views from around the web and within the firm. Please note that the information provided is meant for informational purposes and is in no way a replacement for professional legal, tax, or therapeutic advice.
Hef Had Fame But Not a Huge Fortune
Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday 91, was worth a lot less than people might think, Fortune says. He didn’t even own the roof over his head.
10 Misconceptions of Estate Planning
These 10 things are often believed to be true — but might not be. To get the rest of the story, make an appointment with an estate planning attorney. You can start here: 520-321-9700.
The Trust: Many Variations, Many Benefits
Trusts come in many different varieties, and each of those can be highly customized to suit almost any situation. Here’s your guide for 2017.
NFL Faces Lawsuit Over Hernandez
Actor Jerry Lewis Cut Kids Out of Will
Jerry Lewis, who died in August at age 91, had six boys with his first wife. One son died of a drug overdose, and the others were excluded from his estate plan. Everything reportedly was left to his widow, SanDee, with whom he has an adopted daughter.
Jasper Johns Lays Groundwork for Lasting Legacy
The artist Jasper Johns, 87, is thinking ahead. He has asked the Connecticut town where he lives for a zoning exception so that, after his death, his country estate can become an artist’s retreat.
The Death Tax Might Not Die After All
President Trump and the GOP have railed against the estate tax, aka “death tax,” for what seems like for.ever. Now they have the presidency and both chambers of Congress, but experts watching the shaping of tax-reform proposals say the estate tax might survive.
Consider Your Plan’s Soft Elements
When you think about estate planning, the obvious questions is, where do you want your assets to go when you die? But there’s a lot more to it, what this piece calls the “softer side,” which includes how you want to be treated if you have dementia, how you want your pets treated, how you feel about burial, and what to do with sentimental items. All are important to at least consider spelling out.
Options for Inherited IRAs
Individual Retirement Accounts can be one of the most complicated assets to pass onto loved ones — or inherit. If you have one or might get one, it’s good to understand what the options are. Here’s help.
Alan Thicke’s Family Feud Tossed
A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by actor Alan Thicke’s sons, who went after their step-mom before she even did anything wrong.
Tips for Aging in Place
A lot of people want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and this article provides help. Among tips: stay active and stay engaged.