Will Liability Iceberg Sink Finances?

if the assistance you provide strains your own finances so you don’t have funds to provide for yourself, then you must cease. Further, if your friends and their families have been pressuring you into these gifts, they may be illegally exploiting your generosity. Gifts must come from your desire to help, not from their requests for assistance.

Should Rancher continue gifting of land?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on January 29, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: My 95-year-old mother owns a large piece of ranch land. The value per acre is fairly high, and her tax adviser years ago told her to start gifting “undivided interests” each year worth $14,000 to each of the…

How to Refuse an Inheritance

This column first appeared in the SA Express-News and its MySA website on June 23, 2015. Dear Mr. Premack: I was recently informed that my aunt died and left a respectable inheritance for me. This may sound odd, but I am doing well and do not need this money from her. I would very much…