As Virginia residents know, death is a part of life that everyone must deal with at some point. After death, everyone has an estate that loved ones must manage. Having an effective estate plan can aid family and friends when the time comes.
Statistics show that over 120 million people in the United States have a chronic illness such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis. For Americans in this class of people, it is more important than ever to have an estate plan in place that is customized for the particular illness.
Equity means treating similarly situated individuals equally. But how do you do that, exactly, when it comes to gay or lesbian couples who do not receive the same benefits as heterosexual couples under federal law?
A deal reached by President Barack Obama and Republican legislators will allow the wealthy to more easily transfer money to their heirs.