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Congress Passes Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

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On December 7th the US Senate approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act. The legislation, included as Section 5007 of the 21st Century Cures Act, now goes to the President for his signature. The President has indicated he will sign it into law. The Act corrects an error in existing law that has created needless delay […]

Job Opening for Attorney in Wilkes-Barre

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Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, an elder law and estate planning law firm, is seeking a full-time attorney for its Wilkes-Barre Law Office. Candidate with strong ties to northeast PA and 3 or more years’ experience in elder law and estate planning is preferred.  Candidate must be a community-minded individual. Candidate must have Pennsylvania Bar […]

Uncertain Future for Federal “Death Tax”

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The IRS has released the annual inflation adjustment amounts and tax rate schedules that will apply in 2017. Included are the new gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for 2017. The new inflation adjusted numbers are available in Revenue Procedure 2016-55. They apply generally to transactions or events occurring in calendar year 2017. Estate and […]

Health Care Decision Making and the CARE Act

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Many of us like to believe that we could not have a health crisis. However, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control prove otherwise. Every year in the United States 525,000 people will have their first heart attack and 620,000 people will have their first stroke.[1] While none of us can predict the future, we […]