Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Basics of Virginia Probate Administration…Part VIII: Taxes

This is my eighth post on my continuing series on the Virginia Probate Administration taxes.  You can read previous posts on this series including Part I: introduction to probate (here), Part II: qualifying to be the personal representative (here), Part … Continue reading

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Maybe Billionaires Beneficiaries aren’t skipping out on 2010 Estate Tax

There is an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal last week that discusses how the beneficiaries of Dan Duncan’s estate might not have been greatly impacted by the lack of an estate tax in 2010.  Duncan, natural gas tycoon … Continue reading

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The Basics of Virginia Probate Administration…Part VII: Spousal Rights and Election

This is my seventh posting on my series of the Virginia Probate Administration concerning spousal rights.  You can read previous posts on this series including Part I: introduction to probate (here), Part II: qualifying to be the personal representative (here), … Continue reading

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The Basics of Virginia Probate Administration…Part VI: Exemptions and Creditors

This is my sixth posting on my series of the Virginia Probate Administration concerning exemptions and creditor claims on the estate.  You can read previous posts on this series including Part I: introduction to probate (here), Part II: qualifying to … Continue reading

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The Basics of Virginia Probate Administration Part V: Inventory and Accountings

This is Part 5 of a my series on the Virginia Probate Administration providing the basics of inventory and accountings the personal representative must undertake.  You can read previous posts on this series including Part I: introduction to probate (here), … Continue reading

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Why is October 1st Significant for the Estate Tax Debate?

My original goal was to finish my series on administering an estate in the Virginia Probate Court system before turning to other topics but the turn of seasons and Congress’s inaction changed that. October 1st is a significant date impacting … Continue reading

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