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.

 
 
 
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

 

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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

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