This article examines those modifications, places them in historical context, and opines as to whether these modifications should be replaced with the provisions of the Uniform Act. This article also examines other modifications made by other states to determine whether they should be adopted in California. Not every individual who has left California is no longer subject to California income tax and not every individual who is in California is subject to California income tax.
This article provides a primer on determining if an individual is subject to California income tax on their worldwide income.
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Oldman, Esq. The international aspect of probate arises when decedents accumulate assets abroad. This article examines differences between California and Israel procedures to transfer assets after death. Ehrman, Esq. Matulich, Esq.
This article summarizes bills of interest to trusts and estates attorneys that were enacted during the legislative session. TEXCOM actively worked on a number of bills and monitored others of importance to the trusts and estates community. Phillips, Esq. The Dacey case is only the latest attempt to address the reach of the one-year statute of limitations for actions against a decedent.
Kwon, Esq. Laurenson, Esq. Wealthy families increasingly are turning to their own family offices to manage family investment activities.
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This article summarizes the new SEC guidelines that govern what a family office must do to be exempt from the registration requirements of the Investment Advisers Act of One of the laws that most directly affects estate planning attorneys concerns statutory form powers of attorney. This article explains these and other changes to the power of attorney law that provide greater protection to the users of the statutory form. Powell, Esq. Many states are experimenting with new forms of business organization that combine profit-making and public good. This article explains several of the new hybrid entities and some factors to consider in using them as part of an overall philanthropic plan.
The author discusses the fact that the Professional Fiduciaries Act does not provide for licensure of any professional fiduciary business entity such as a professional corporation or limited liability partnership. As a result, professional fiduciaries may not be able to validly operate through a business entity of this type or achieve the limited liability that is available to other professionals. The economic substance doctrine has long been applied to estate and gift tax planning.
However, the recent codification of that doctrine, and the increased penalties that now apply when it is violated, bring new urgency to understanding the doctrine and the ways in which it might be asserted against common estate planning techniques. The author discusses the general development of the economic substance doctrine and examines its possible application in the estate planning context. The Andersen case addressed the important issue of the testamentary capacity that is required for a trust, rather than a will.
Unfortunately, it may have raised more questions than it answered. This article examines the Andersen case in detail and discusses its implications for trusts, trust amendments and other testamentary instruments. Stein, M. Page 34 Jon J. Gallo, Esq. Stevens, Esq. Mitchell, Esq. The use of a formula general power of appointment may permit a couple to maximize their tax benefits by ensuring the lowest estate tax possible and maximizing the use of the step-up in income tax basis at death. Barber, CFA and R. Frederick Caspersen, Esq. Probate Code section et seq.
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However this process has many dangers and limited benefit, so the choice whether to use the formal claims procedure must be considered carefully. This article provides a guide to the trust claims procedure and its benefits and downsides. Klomparens, Esq.
The statute can have unintended and punitive consequences. The authors propose amendments to allow severance of a QTIP trust and to provide a good faith appraisal defense, to relieve the harsh operation of this rule. Snyder, CPA. This article analyzes the technical and procedural aspects of the election and provides an overview of its implications from a practical standpoint. Lickter v. Corey, Jr. Post, Esq. Begley, Esq. A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal confines standing in elder-abuse actions to plaintiffs who have a financial stake in the outcome of the litigation.
This article discusses how the holding in that case frustrates the legislative goal of preventing elder abusers from profiting through their misconduct. The court of appeal in Das v. Bank of America, N. Petersen, Jr. The use of stop loss and third party reporting protocols offer practical ways to help our most vulnerable clients. King, Esq. Exclusions to the property tax change in ownership rules allow property to pass down generations and between individuals and legal entities without reassessment — if the rules are observed.
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This article reviews the change in ownership rules for legal entities and sets out some strategies for using those rules to avoid unnecessary and potentially costly easessments of real property. Who is a care custodian? Who is a dependent adult? Who can draft a certificate of independent review? When should an attorney decline to draft a certificate of independent review?
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This article explains the new law governing gifts to care custodians and the ethical issues that arise when preparing a certificate of independent review. As a supplement to the article in this issue regarding gifts to care custodians, this article offers practitioners a way to document their compliance with the new requirements concerning Certificates of Independent Review.
In the past decade, states including California have adopted unitrust and power to adjust legislation which has greatly enhanced the administration of trusts by permitting the separation of investment decisions from distribution decisions, thereby facilitating investments for total return.
An understanding of the new rule is critical for practitioners in this area. This article explains the new rule and suggests a range of responses to the new requirements. Gorini, Esq.
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