Dealing with estate planning and administration means making a list of all assets, deciding on management for those assets in the future, or putting into action someone else's estate plan for those assets. But other than cash, accounts, and property such as cars and homes, what assets should you manage through the estate process? The answer depends on your individual situation and could range from items such as jewelry or family heirlooms to creative assets such as poetry and artwork.
For over a year, New Jersey's estate taxes have been a subject of political maneuvering and media reports. Specifically, a push to abolish the death taxes have made some headway in the state legislature, but not everyone is on board with the most recent rumors about how that change might take place.
For people already experiencing the stress of having high credit card debt, the holiday season can be a nightmare instead of magical. The pressure of buying gifts for family and friends can only add to the stress of how to pay for all of those presents on top of credit card bills you already have trouble paying.
When we talk estate planning and estate documents, we often do so in the context of a family or marriage. While it's true that estate planning is important if you have a spouse or children, it's equally true that single people can benefit from estate plans.