Mary Randolph

J.D.

Mary Randolph earned her law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust8 Ways to Avoid Probate, and other books about law for nonlawyers. She has been a guest on The Today Show and has been interviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more.


Articles By Mary Randolph

Washington Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $2.193 million when you die, your estate might owe Washington estate tax.
Ohio Estate Tax: Repealed
The Ohio estate tax was repealed, effective January 1, 2013.
North Carolina Estate Tax: Repealed
If you are a North Carolina resident fortunate enough to leave a very large estate, it may owe federal estate tax -- but North Carolina won't levy its own tax.
Help Your Family Claim Retirement Benefits
Make sure your survivors can access your retirement and pension accounts.
Massachusetts Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $1 million, your estate might owe Massachusetts estate tax.
Rhode Island Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $1,595,156, your estate might owe Rhode Island estate tax.
Vermont Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5 million, your estate might owe Vermont estate tax.
New York Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5.93 million, your estate might owe New York estate tax—and watch out for New York's estate tax "cliff."
Oregon Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $1 million, your estate might owe Oregon estate tax.
Connecticut Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $7.1 million, your estate might owe Connecticut estate tax.