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Posts tagged "Estate Planning"

Livestock owners have a unique estate planning concern

Many estate plans are drilled down to naming who will get what assets. For people who own livestock, there is a need to ensure that those animals are cared for after the owner passes away. This isn't always easy, but it might be a better option than the beloved livestock going to the slaughterhouse or being sold to the highest bidder.

Appointing someone to handle financial decisions for you

When most people think about their estate plan, they automatically turn to the will and trusts. While it is true that these are major components in the estate plan, there is a lot more to think about. One consideration is how your finances will be handled if you are unable to make these decisions on your own because you are incapacitated.

School gets $1 million from former teacher's estate

A former teacher has left a wonderful gift to the Dumont Public Schools in New Jersey. The woman spent 45 years teaching children who had learning disabilities. She retired in 1990. However, she frequently visited the classrooms where she once taught.

Trusts can benefit your heirs greatly when you are gone

Creating an estate plan requires you to think very carefully about what you want to happen to your assets. When you are setting up your estate plan, you must take the time to consider the implications of the decisions you are making. We can help you learn how your estate plan might impact those who are going to benefit from it.

Comprehensive estate planning must include periodic reviews

Once you get your estate plan together, you might think that you can file it away and forget about it. This isn't the case at all. You will need to review the estate plan periodically to ensure that it accurately reflects your family and financial situations.

Estate planning: Consider the impact of estate taxes

When you are creating your estate plan, there are many things you have to think about. One of these is how you will be able to pass along as much of your estate to your loved ones when you pass away. This means that you need to consider your debts, but it also means that you need to think about estate taxes.

Some backwards thinking is necessary in estate planning

Planning your estate doesn't have to be a taxing or difficult process. Instead, you simply need to decide what type of goals you have for the estate and work backwards from there. You can explore different types of estate plan components to help you determine which options might benefit your case. We can help you evaluate the options that apply to your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Good news for trust planners: Federal exemptions are higher

The new federal tax rules are great for wealthy people who are creating their estate plans. That's because, according to the new tax exemptions, you'll be able to pass your estate on to your loved ones federal estate tax-free as long as your estate isn't worth much over than $11 million.

Plan for your loved ones to live after you pass away

Many people don't think that they need to have an estate plan in place, but you just never know when your time is going to be up. It's best to have your plan in place now so that you can rest assured that your loved ones will be taken care of when you are gone. We understand that you might not be ready for this process right now, but we're here to help you walk through the steps.

Estate planning means making a future plan for your loved ones

Estate planning isn't something that you should put off. Even though it really a pleasant thing to think about, it is a necessary thing that you must handle. We can help you to get your estate plan put on paper so that you don't have to worry about what is going to happen to your loved ones if you pass away.

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