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Estate Planning After Divorce

One area that is often overlooked in the divorce process is the need to update estate planning. Most people would agree that their ex-spouse is the last person they want to inherit their assets when they die—or to have that person make life and death decisions for them. But that is exactly what can happen [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:18:32+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) is an irrevocable trust that applies for, owns, and maintains life insurance. It’s purpose is to get life insurance cash value and proceeds out of an estate for federal estate tax and generation-skipping tax purposes. Often, life insurance is purchased to equalize inheritances, provide an inheritance, fund tax bills, [...]

By | 2017-10-13T14:36:36+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Estate Planning After Divorce

One area that is often overlooked in the divorce process is the need to update estate planning. Most people would agree that their ex-spouse is the last person they want to inherit their assets when they die—or to have that person make life and death decisions for them. But that is exactly what can happen [...]

By | 2017-09-29T21:02:09+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

How A Living Trust Helps Your Family

There are several parts to an estate plan, one of them being a living trust. Common factors that prompt someone to create a trust include privacy, tax benefits, avoiding probate, and caring for family members with special needs. Estate planning also lets you dictate how your assets will pass on to future generations after your [...]

By | 2017-09-22T19:40:29+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Which life events that require an immediate estate plan update?

Estate planning is the process of developing a strategy for the care and management of your estate if you become incapacitated or upon your death. One commonly known purpose of estate planning is to minimize taxes and costs, including taxes imposed on gifts, estates, generation skipping transfer and probate court costs. However, your plan must [...]

By | 2017-08-25T21:00:18+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens to you - your child’s guardian could be a relative you despise or [...]

By | 2017-08-19T18:34:20+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Isn’t There Already A Law That Leaves Everything To My Spouse And Kids?

Many people think that if they die while they are married, everything they own automatically goes to their spouse or children. They’re actually thinking of state rules that apply if someone dies without leaving a will. In legal jargon, this is referred to as “intestate.” In that case, the specifics will vary depending on each [...]

By | 2017-08-04T18:13:52+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments