Extended Time to Make Estate Tax Portability Election

Extended Time to Make Estate Tax Portability Election

We have encountered a few situations where clients believe to have missed their opportunity to take advantage of the surviving spouse’s “portability” election to transfer a deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exclusion to the surviving spouse. The IRS is simplifying the process to remedy the situation. Note that this development can be especially advantageous to … Continue reading Extended Time to Make Estate Tax Portability Election

San Francisco Court Update: Source Indicates All Commissioners and 100 Clerks to be Laid Off

San Francisco Court Update: Source Indicates All Commissioners and 100 Clerks to be Laid Off

Massive layoffs face the San Francisco Superior Court and it appears Clerks and Commissioners will be hit very hard.  I first related Ari Burack’s article on the Dire situation forecast for San Francisco Superior Court here.  I then passed on the Court’s press release on this matter here. In what is becoming an unexpected series on this … Continue reading San Francisco Court Update: Source Indicates All Commissioners and 100 Clerks to be Laid Off

“The civil justice system in San Francisco is collapsing”

“The civil justice system in San Francisco is collapsing”

SEE UPDATE AUGUST 31, 2011 HERE SEE UPDATE JULY 26, 2011 HERE As a follow up to my recent blog regarding the crisis facing our courts, check out today’s press release confirming the impact of state budget cuts on San Francisco’s courts and employees. http://www.sfbar.org/forms/court-press/court-cuts-071811.pdf NEWS RELEASE Superior Court of California COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO … Continue reading “The civil justice system in San Francisco is collapsing”