Beggs & Lane Welcomes Amy P. Slaman

Beggs & Lane is pleased to announce that Amy P. Slaman has joined the firm as an associate in its Destin office. Ms. Slaman focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law, probate, and estate planning. Her practice includes business formation, and related transactional services for corporations, limited liability companies, and other closely held business entities. “We are glad to have Amy on our team. I know she will […]

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Significant Change Proposed To Estate And Gift Valuation Rules

By Robert L. Jones, III, Esq. Estate and gift taxes, or transfer taxes, are taxes on the transfer of assets from one person to another either by gift during his or her lifetime or by inheritance at death. In 2016, only transfers by an individual or their estate in excess of $5.45 million are subject to tax. For married couples in 2016, no tax is collected on the first $10.9 million […]

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Why Have a Last Will?

By Robert L. Jones, III, Esq.   A recent Google Consumer survey estimated that 63 percent of Americans do not have a last will and that 9 percent have a will that is out of date. Florida gives a person freedom to dispose of one’s own property at death through the execution of a valid will.  Some of the reasons for executing a valid Florida last will and testament include: […]

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