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Being Remembered

Posted on: December 24th, 2015
Being home with family is one of the joys of Christmas. One year I couldn't be home for Christmas with my family. I felt lonely, sad and separated - disconnected. Have you ever experienced that? ...

Step on up, folks!

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015
Tax law is complicated - no doubt about it. And just when you think you understand it, they go and change it. It seems like you just can't win! One part of the tax law that can be especially hard to understand is called Step-up In Basis. That's too bad, since Step-up In Basis can definitely be a "win" for families with property to pass on to the next generation. So it pays to understand it, and we're going to try to help you with that. ...

Go ahead, make my day

Posted on: November 25th, 2015
Every Monday morning at META law, our team starts the week with our Monday huddle. The very first item on the agenda: we go around the table and each of us shares three things that we are grateful for....

My Volvo

Posted on: November 5th, 2015
My husband and I had an old Volvo station wagon. It was a great car. It was my brother-in-law's before it came to us at about 150,000 miles. Another 100,000 miles or so down the road, the car started stalling, and we'd have difficulty starting it again....

My Own Things

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015
When people think of their "estate," they tend to focus on things of high dollar value - real estate, investment accounts, business interests. They often overlook the physical things that they own. These things may have monetary value, or merely sentimental value, but they are unquestionably valuable....

It's all taken care of...

Posted on: October 6th, 2015
Dad was always the one who was the rock in our family. He made sure we were well taken care of and mom and we kids never questioned him; he had it all under control. After dad passed away, my mom, my sister and I were comforted because dad always told us, "it’s all taken care of." From the funeral arrangements to the life insurance to the gardener, everything was in order. No need to worry about a thing!...
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