Separate estate

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(Law) an estate limited to a married woman independent of her husband.

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Many states have separate estate tax regimes; people who reside or own property in those states should continue to plan around those taxes.
For some, the best solution might be to change residency from a state that has its own separate, distinct estate tax, such as New York or Connecticut, for example, to one like Colorado or Florida, which lack a separate estate tax.
As this summary to the contents of the books suggests, Wilson engages with more than just heiresses, and, as a result, she not only offers a 'more complex' depiction of the interrelationship of women, marriage and property than previously attempted, but also sustains the conclusion that since all women who married into landed families did not have access to large incomes settled as separate estate, the assumption that all women from wealthy families were well provided for by separate property arrangements is problematic (p.
Unless a pick-up tax state acted to escape out of the now-defunct pick-up tax system (or "decouple"), or enacted its own separate estate tax law, the estate tax as a source of state revenues would end.
1) Louisiana, Texas and probably New Mexico (possibly also Arizona) apply the "inception of title" doctrine in determining whether such proceeds are separate or community: Proceeds of life insurance bought initially as separate property remain separate property, although the community is entitled to be reimbursed for premiums paid from community funds; conversely, proceeds of insurance bought initially as community property remain community property, although the separate estate is entitled to be reimbursed for premiums paid from separate funds.
This means that although the unified credit is available to the surviving noncitizen spouse, it cannot be used unless the surviving spouse dies in possession of a separate estate.
There is nothing in Washington law to prevent a married person from purchasing property as their separate estate - in which case only the buying spouse's signature would be required on the purchase agreement.
Separate estate was thus potentially crucial to the economic position of married women until the Married Women's Property Acts (MWPA) of 1870 and 1882 made it possible for them to own property under common law.
States have shared Federal revenues to some extent through the SDTC; some states have imposed separate estate or inheritance taxes.
He makes five different wines, all from separate estate vineyards.
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