Forbes has an article about contemplation of death in 2010 to avoid estate taxes. As 2010 comes to an end, there may not be time for many to make the decision. The article quotes Rep. Cynthia Lummis in saying that some of her Wyoming constituents are planning to discontinue dialysis and other life-extending treatments so they can die before December 31st.
In many cases, the stories of this seem to be overblown as many can have the same results with good estate planning. To discuss your options contact a Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer.