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  • France's Population Patterns In The 19th Century

    industrial inputs, such as coal or iron. A slow growth rate, which meant most families, could not afford to have many children. A growing anti-clericalism and and widespread use of birth control. Most importantly, a legal shift in inheritance laws from a system of Primogeniture to one of Partial Inheritance. While all these reasons conspired to reduce demographic growth, I believe that The Abolition of Primogeniture is the central reason why, France’s population grew so much more slowly, than that of the rest of Europe. In this is essay I will show why I believe, equal inheritance had a such an impact on French demographic trends, and will also look at the main consequences that these had on France, both at home and abroad. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte introduced the Abolition of Primogeniture, as part of his extensive legal reforms. He implemented the measure, largely for personal reasons, as he had personally risked losing part of his inheritance, because of Primogeniture. This reform had a huge impact on the French birthrate, principally in the countryside. The reforms affected different areas differently, as the Hexagon was a large country with diverse inheritance laws across the land. The peasantry around Paris for example already practiced a divided inheritance among the children. Napoleon’s measure simply forced this practice on the rest of France; many areas of which had very different traditions. In the area of Toulouse for example, the peasantry practiced a very…

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  • Naming Beneficiaries Importance

    important elements of estate planning is the naming of beneficiaries. When opening an IRA, a retirement account at work, or purchasing an insurance policy, the owner (account holder) is asked to name a beneficiary, and most name a spouse or children. It is important to name a beneficiary to prevent property from having to pass through probate, the legal process of settling an estate after death, which can be a long and expensive process. Assigning beneficiaries ensures the owner’s assets are…

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  • Executor Liability

    When beneficiaries named in an estate know they will receive a portion of the decedent’s property, they get anxious. In most common estates, beneficiaries are unaware of the following factors that determine the length of time it will take the executor to distribute property: • Executor responsibility – The priority for any executor is to pay the expenses and the taxes of the estate. Also, the executor must provide the probate court with an Inventory of Assets as depicted in the article…

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  • Little Lucky Case Summary

    Trusts Law §4-1.1 (McKinney 2015). Following the statutory statement, Little Lucky is the daughter of Burt, therefore she is a surviving issue of the Luckys. The second element is whether Little Lucky suffered a pecuniary loss from Jackson brother’s wrongful act. Damages is determined by fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries resulting from the decedent’s death to the person who benefit from the action. N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law §5-4.3 (McKinney 2015). The court awarded…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Estate Planning

    matters. Your estate plan may be complex or it could be relatively simple, but regardless of the specifics involved, having an experienced estate planning and probate attorney at your side to educate you about the various options, choices and decisions to be made will help you meet the goals you have for your family and ease their burden in the long run. OUR SOLE FOCUS: ESTATE PLANNING At Thomas Walters Estate Planning, estate planning is all that we do. We design estate plans based on the…

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  • Estate Planning Dbq

    exactly how the process works. Trusts for Minors and Those With Special Needs Underage children may need money for living expenses, medical costs and/or their education as they moved through life. With this type of trust, a trustee oversees the money until the child reaches a certain age or predetermined milestone in life, as laid out in the document. At this time, they receive the money to use as they wish. In contrast, a special needs trust is used to bequeath assets to someone with special…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Generation Skipping Trust

    A Generation Skipping Trust (GST), also known as a dynasty trust, allows the grantor to transfer a significant amount of assets to beneficiaries, in skipping a generation, are typically their grandchildren who receive the benefit of the “gift” as tax-free. In acquiring a dynasty trust, it is mainly to aid in the future generations besides one’s direct descendents. As this type of trust “does not have a defined termination date or event”, it has the ability to pass down through many generations.…

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  • Living Will Case Study

    Wills Ellen and Stu have a proper will in place. We recommend that you let us take a look at the will to ensure that in its current state that it will satisfy all your goals. It is important that your will reflects your wishes and fits best in your current financial situation. We recommend that John and Beverly draft a will as soon as possible. We will help facilitate the process. It is important now to draft a will since you are expecting another child. We recommend that you begin this process…

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  • Case Study Of Grantor's Gross Estate

    Problem 5 (1) Grantor creates a trust with income to Spouse for life, remainder to Child if living and, if not, reversion to Grantor or Grantor’s estate. (a) If Grantor predeceases Spouse and Child, is Section 2037 applicable to the transfer? No. Section 2037 is not applicable to the transfer. Based on Section 2037, “ The value of the gross estate shall include the value of all property to…

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  • D's Life Insurance Case Study

    PART A-SHORT ANSWERS 1. D’s Life insurance policy a. Per 2042(1) since the proceeds of the life insurance are being paid to the estate they are subject to the estate tax. b. No, 2042(b) since D still has the ability to designate the beneficiary the gift is not complete and he is deemed to retain “incident of ownership” and the policy will be included in the estate. c. D should transfer the policy to another individual or an irrevocable trust. D must divest himself the incidents of ownership.…

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