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PASSING ON PERSONAL PROPERTY—WITHOUT THE ANGST Linda M. Toga ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TASKS FACING AN ESTATE’S EXECUTOR is dividing up the personal property that his or her parents accumulated over a lifetime. Although wills frequently direct the executor to divide personal property “equally[...]

Reaping the Rewards of Generosity

THE  BASICS  OF GIFTING AND GIFT TAXES Linda M. Toga Whether it’s better to give or receive depends on the person—and the circumstances. And although circumstances vary, there are some basic facts that can assist you when considering the upside of gifting. Under current federal law, everybody[...]