Estate

Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. An effective estate strategy can spell out your healthcare wishes and ensure that they're carried out – even if you are unable to communicate. It can even designate someone to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so.

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Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

The Basic Elements of Estate Planning

It’s not just for the ultra-wealthy. Estate plans can help protect assets, make things easier for heirs and minimize taxes.

Everything You Need To Know About Tax-Free Family Gifting

With a well-planned gifting strategy, you can transfer wealth tax-free to your beneficiaries.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities

Planning for a child with special needs can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

White Elephant Inheritance

This article deals with how one might deal with a burdensome inheritance.

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Perspectives on Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not just for the extremely wealthy

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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