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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Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
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?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?