Setting Estate Planning Expectations for Young Families at Rockhurst University(Overland Park, Kan. – April 15, 2014) – Kansas City native and cofounder of Gaughan & Connealy, estate planning attorney Christopher M. Gaughan is set to lead a discussion on Estate Planning Issues Faced by Young Families for Rockhurst University’s MBA program on Wednesday, April 23rd.Mr. Gaughan will provide the MBA students at his alma mater with a toolkit to protect themselves, their families, and their … [Read more...] about Rockhurst University Invites Christopher M. Gaughan to Address Estate Planning Issues Faced by Young Families
(Overland Park, Kan. - April 03, 2013) - Rockhurst University has called upon fellow alumni Christopher M. Gaughan to present on estate planning in the "Personal Financial Planning - Personal & Professional Applications" course of its MBA program on Wednesday, April 10th. The focus of Mr. Gaughan's presentation will be on estate planning issues faced by young families, including how to ensure young families have properly appointed guardians and how to avoid estate taxes on life … [Read more...] about Rockhurst University Invites Christopher M. Gaughan as Guest Speaker for MBA Program
In case you haven’t heard, the New Year brought a new law recently signed by the President. To avoid the country from falling off the “fiscal cliff,” the “American Taxpayer Relief Act” was approved on New Year’s Day. The approval and signing of this new law may affect the future of your estate plan and your estate taxes.Regarding federal estate taxes, this new law makes almost all of the previous tax provisions, commonly known as ”TRA 2010,” permanent, with the exception of the tax rate. This … [Read more...] about We Dodged the Fiscal Cliff – How the New Tax Bill Affects You
There are only a few days left before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st and the tax law changes. Or will it? As of this writing, the law to which it will change will be the pre-EGTRRA/TRA law. In other words, currently in 2012, individuals with estates under $5.12 million are not subject to federal gift or estate tax. However, if this law expires, estates larger than $1 million will become taxable at the beginning of 2013 and we will back to a $1 million applicable exclusion per … [Read more...] about The Estate Tax Ball is About to Drop!
Our mission is to arm consumers and professional advisors in our community with the information needed to make informed decisions about their family's and client’s future. With that purpose, we are pleased to announce the rollout of our new and improved Estate Planning website! The website was created to serve as a resource center for families when planning their estate strategies. Visitors will find useful information regarding probate, business planning, asset protection, incapacity planning, … [Read more...] about Our New Website is Live!
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