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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Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
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Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?