the real/estate blog

Tax breaks for space burials

Posted in Funeral planning,Just for fun,Tax by Cesia Green on January 24, 2012
Tags: , , ,

Here’s a new one: the state of Virginia is considering offering a tax break for anyone who agrees to have their cremated remains sent into space.

The state is looking to increase revenues for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, and is considering tax breaks as a means to encourage people to use it as a burial method. Joining the ranks of Timothy Leary and James Doohan could end up saving you money.

You can read the LA Times article about it here.


Pickup lines for estates lawyers

Posted in Estate Planning,Just for fun by Cesia Green on September 20, 2011

I came across this post by the Zucker Law Firm in Virginia on the best estate planning pickup lines.

My runner up? “I don’t think you can be a witness, because you have undue influence over me.”

My absolute favourite? “Hey, I draft wills!  What were your other two wishes?”

Read the whole list here.