Posts Categorized: Estate Planning

Survey: 61% Without Living Will

People have no problem planning ahead for many things, but for some reason estate planning and elder law issues are often placed on the back burner. Surveys consistently come back with results that are quite...

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Can a Trust Protect Family Wealth?

Creating wealth can be a challenging task, but the work is not done when you have achieved your financial objectives. You must then take steps to protect your family wealth. There are certain trusts that...

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What Is the Cost of Probate?

People sometimes go forward with some misconceptions about estate planning techniques. Everyone has heard of the last will or last will and testament. Most people are also aware of the existence of trusts. You may...

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Medicaid, SSI and Special Needs Trusts

Medicaid is a government-run health insurance program. The program is administered by the federal government along with each respective state government. There are federal guidelines, but the exact way that the program is administered will...

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What Is an Executor?

You may view estate planning as the act of drawing up a last will. In fact, you have other choices with regard to legal devices that facilitate asset transfers, but this is a topic for...

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How Long Does the Probate Process Take?

If you have never consulted with an estate planning attorney, you may assume that a last will is by far the simplest and most efficient estate planning solution. In fact, this is not necessarily the...

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What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?

It is important to understand the federal transfer taxes that exist when you are planning your estate. One of these taxes is the generation-skipping transfer tax. Before we provide details about the generation-skipping transfer tax,...

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