Estate Law Update 2021
Stay up to date with the latest developments in Estate Law. With our annual Estate Law Update, you’ll get the latest information on the most important estate law cases, statutes, and rules from the last 12 months.
Elder Law Update 2021
In this annual highlight of the Estate Law Institute, you will get a quick summary of recent legislative, regulatory, and policy developments in elder law over the last year. You’ll also get brief summaries and analysis of the most significant cases over the past 12 months. You won’t want to miss it!
POAs and Healthcare Directives - Ethical Considerations
Powers of attorney and advance health care directives are necessary to ensure that your clients’ wishes are followed if they are unable to make medical and financial decisions for themselves. However, these instruments can present thorny ethical questions for drafters. The challenges are particularly difficult when dealing with digital assets.
This session provides analysis of the various types of instruments available and offers practical tips for navigating the potential ethical pitfalls.
Giving Your Trust a Facelift: Modification of Trusts
Things happen. Disputes arise. Tax laws change. You might need to “fix” or change something about a trust to accomplish certain goals. Or maybe you just need to give a tired trust a “facelift” or “freshen up” the provisions to handle certain eventualities more efficiently.
This session discusses how to settle disputes and address problems by modifying and reforming trusts. Get important guidance and practical tips to handle trust changes effectively.
Inheritance Tax Update 2021
Stay on top of the latest developments regarding the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. In this session, you will get necessary analysis of the most recent changes and updates.
Areas addressed include:
- Filing requirements,
- The timing and place for payment
- Interest and penalties
- New tax rates
- Open remainders
- Future interest compromise
- Other items of interest and special situations
Living wills authorize doctors to provide specified types of life-sustaining treatment for patients who are no longer able to communicate their preferences. In addition to executing a Living Will, a principal may direct life-sustaining treatments
through execution of a POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).
This session delves into the drafting and execution of these documents, providing key pointers to ensure your clients’ wishes are properly communicated and carried out. Sample documents are included.
Recorded in November 2021.