For even the most seasoned practitioner, effectively navigating the overwhelming nature of the Internal Revenue Code and the underlying nuance Florida's Probate and Trust Code has always presented special challenges. Today, with so much at stake, providing a steady rudder requires greater know-how than ever before. Now, with Strategies for Trusts and Estates in Florida, you have the advantage. Inside this book, some of the state's leading law practitioners:
- Discuss the most important aspect of an estate planner's job: to define, quantify, and articulate the client's goals in a “smooth” plan that withstands heavy scrutiny
- Demonstrate the ongoing need for estate planning and review specific issues regarding portability, income tax effects on estate planning, and myriad Florida-specific issues
- Review the reporting requirements for non-U.S. residents, including all interest, dividends, wages, compensation for services, royalty and rental income, from within and outside the U.S.
- Examines the role of litigation—the “when all else fails” remedy because it's expensive, complicated, time consuming, emotionally taxing, and inherently unpredictable
This edition has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in Florida estate planning and shines a light on estate planning trends that every practitioner must be aware of.