Interested in Buying a Home? What Your Deed Says Matters

May 14, 2019

Whether it is a suburban home with a rap-around porch or a high-rise condo in the middle of the city, everyone dreams of one day owning a home.  It has become very difficult to own a home in today’s landscape, and there may be many obstacles that keep getting in your way, such as finances… Read more »

ESTATE PLANNING FOR NON-U.S. CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS

May 14, 2019

Each year, thousands of individuals, diplomats, and business professionals come to Washington, D.C. for either short-term assignments, as long term residents, or as part of a plan to one day become a U.S. citizen. Through the spread of globalization, our world has become more interconnected than ever. Whether these individuals came here in search of… Read more »

Medical Practice Breakup

Planning For A Medical Practice Breakup

April 23, 2019

Ending a business relationship is a difficult decision for anyone. For medical professionals, especially doctors, the decision to dissolve medical practice can be a painful experience due to the wide range of issues that are specific to the healthcare industry. For doctors contemplating the breakup of medical practice, is much more complex than what non-healthcare… Read more »

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

DC Court of Appeals Recognizes “Equitable Adoption”.

April 4, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the District of Columbia joined the majority of states which recognize the doctrine of equitable adoption. The doctrine of equitable adoption acknowledges a parent-child relationship in the absence of formal adoption or blood relation.

Same-sex estate planning

Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

March 25, 2019

Estate planning for same sex couples may often seem complex or confusing. Whether you are, married or not, you may find the process difficult to understand.

DC Transfer Tax

Bowser Proposed Increase to DC Transfer Tax

March 22, 2019

To pay for the new spending, Bowser told The Washington Post in an interview before her speech that she wants the D.C. Council to increase the deed recordation and transfer taxes from 1.45 percent to 2.5 percent

Tax

Funding Your Revocable Trust:

February 19, 2019

Following the execution of your estate plan documents, the final step of the estate planning process is the orderly transfer of the client’s assets into his or her brand new revocable living trust.