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.

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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.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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."

Estate Management 101

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.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

Problems with Probate

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

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

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.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Perspectives on Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not just for the extremely wealthy

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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