Denis Clifford was a lawyer who firmly believed that many people can do their own legal work, particularly in estate planning. He authored several best-selling Nolo titles, including Plan Your Estate and Make Your Own Living Trust. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1966 and practiced law in the Bay Area for many years.
Articles By Denis Clifford
Give to charity and get a tax benefit.
Very few estates—only those larger than $13.61 million—might owe federal estate tax.
The federal government allows married couples to transfer over $23 million without incurring estate tax. To get the same benefit, unmarried couples need an AB trust.
Making gifts during your life can provide you with tax savings and more.