by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Feb 22, 2023 | Advanced Estate Planning, Court, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, Probate, Samuel B. Ledwitz, Trusts, Wills
When parents plan their estate distribution, it is almost always centered around the idea that they are going to make their children’s lives better.
All the parents’ hard work, legacy, morals, beliefs, and visions are for the benefit of the child to pass it along generation to generation.
by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Feb 22, 2023 | Advanced Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, Samuel B. Ledwitz
“Oh you are an Attorney, I have a question or two for you…?” July 4th BBQ’s and other social events are always a fun time to gather and talk to people you haven’t seen for awhile. Some people talk about their kids, jobs, and vacations. And then there are the others. These people find out what you do for a living and then ask you law school finals questions.
by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Feb 22, 2023 | Advanced Estate Planning, Estate Planning, I.R.S., Taxes
Let’s face it: Most of the general public is not what would be considered rich. But have you ever wondered how you would manage your money and your estate if you were a gazillionaire? Longtime estate planning attorney Samuel B. Ledwitz has. And he has some good financial tips in case the net worth of your estate grows quickly and excessively.
by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Mar 4, 2022 | Advanced Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, I.R.S., Probate, Taxes
In December 2021, the estate of the musician known as Prince, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDR), settled the valuation of Prince’s estate. Prince’s music rights were the main point of contention –what is the day of death value of all of his songs and music rights?
by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Jan 17, 2022 | Children's Trusts, Court, Divorce, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Litigation, Living Trusts, Mortgage, Trusts
On the wedding day nobody expects to get divorced ever. We often think we will ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. However, the sun rises the next day and problems occur. A day of problems turns into weeks of problems and then into years of problems. Your friends tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and they are right; however, it is the headlight from an oncoming freight train called divorce.
by SAMUEL B. LEDWITZ, J.D., LL.M. | Last updated Jan 16, 2022 | Advance Health Care Directive, CMIA, Estate Planning, HIPAA, Wills
We are all worried about our children and especially what would happen to them if they got a severe case of Covid-19 and needed parental help while away at college.
When your child turned age 18, they became an adult in the eyes of the government. And, although you may think they are still a kid, they have many rights that come with adulthood.