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Trustee Authority To Decant

Trustee Authority to Decant

In some circumstances, a trustee's fiduciary duty might oblige them to decant the trust; if the trust document does not clearly provide for decanting, the trustee must determine whether they have authority to decant the trust.
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Taxation Of Trusts And Estates In Probate

Taxation of Trusts and Estates in Probate

Income and estate tax implications vary for each estate depending on whether the decedent had a trust in place and, if so, the nature of the trust. Where the decedent transferred assets to a revocable living trust prior to death, one or more fiduciary income tax returns might be required to report income earned by assets in the estate and/or trust after death.
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5 Probate Emergencies

5 Probate Emergencies

While some may be tempted to regard estate administration as a checklist, the unique and often unanticipated circumstances that might manifest during probate require careful consideration to ensure that all requirements have been met prior to closing the estate.
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