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- Estate Planning with an Existing Disability
Experts frequently advise adults to create an estate plan early on in order to have their life and financial plans arranged in the event that they become disabled. But they do not often recognize the obstacles of those who are already suffering from a disability.
- Estate Planning for the Elderly
Estate planning is a complex process that requires strict attention to detail.
- Estate Planning for the Modern Family
In a time when the traditional nuclear family has shifted to a more complex structure with multiple marriages, step-children, half-children, common law marriages and cohabitation, and same-sex couples, keeping an estate plan up to date with life's constant changes can be a challenge.
- Who Can Start a Private Foundation?
When you are evaluating your financial position as you plan your estate you may well find that you have the means to set aside resources for the benefit of charitable organizations.
- How to Ensure That Your Wishes Are Followed When You Die
For some people, the details of their burial and funeral are unimportant. For others, however, a funeral service and burial is their final good-bye and represents how the world will remember them.
- Keep or Toss? A Guide for Retaining Financial Records
Are you worried about an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax audit? Does that worry make you keep records too long and clutter your living quarters? If a mountain of financially related documents is threatening to overwhelm your space and your sanity, it is time to de-stress.
- Deceased Family Members, Debts, and Creditors: 3 Common Questions
Question 1: What happens to a deceased personís debts? There are several possibilities. Once a person dies someone will have to manage the property left behind.
- Give Yourself an Easier Time of Making a Will
Beginning the estate planning process can be a task that seems overwhelming. If youíre having trouble getting started, one of the easiest ways to begin is to collect some simple information you will need to write a will.
- How to Avoid the Gift Tax
Did you know that gifting assets can reduce your estate taxes? You must, however, abide by gift tax laws, or you could owe tax for gifted items.
- Irrevocable Trusts Benefit Long-Term Care Needs
Individual long-term care needs continue to exist, regardless of the state of the nationís economy, politics, or changes in the law.