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Will an Estate Tax Exemption Change Impact You?

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Most people today are not impacted by the estate tax exemption amounts. That’s because the amounts are so high that all but those with a high net worth don’t have to worry about that at a federal level. But the current high federal levels might not last forever. There are proposals on the table that […]

Have Your Heirs Changed? Time to Update Those Beneficiary Designations

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It’s well worth it to look at your financial accounts if it’s been years since you have done so. Up to date beneficiary designations are extremely important because even though you hope nothing happens to you, you want the beneficiaries of your choosing to receive those assets in the event of an accident are unexpected […]

How to Include Amendment Language in Your Living Trust

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By its very nature, the structure of a living trust is revocable, meaning that you can make changes to it or terminate the trust entirely during your lifetime with no consequences. It is important that you go the extra mile to include instructions in the trust document itself about how the trust can be amended. […]

Is Now a Good Time to Sell Your Business?

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There’s a lot that goes into deciding it’s time for your next chapter when you own a business. You want to know what’s going to happen to it and the key people involved in that transition. This is documented in a business succession plan. There’s a lot that goes into deciding it’s time for your […]

Be Careful Not to Name Minors as Your Beneficiaries

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Most people want to pass their assets to their children or grandchildren, but naming a minor as a beneficiary can have unintended consequences. It is important to make a plan that doesn’t involve leaving assets directly to a minor.   There are two main problems with naming a minor as the beneficiary of your estate […]

Putting Together an Estate Plan for Beneficiaries Who Suffer from Addictions

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The addiction epidemic has touched many families throughout the country and it is certainly worth considering if you have loved ones that you wish to leave assets behind to but are concerned about the risks. Unfortunately, many families today have to deal with the pain and challenges of a loved one suffering from addiction, whether […]

New Study Shows What Is Most Likely to Impact a Positive Retirement

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A new study has found that contributing to society and having a purpose are key to enjoying life in retirement. This study completed by Age Wave and Edwin Jones shows that the pandemic has influenced the funding and timing of many people’s retirement, often shifting plans they might have had in place for decades. The […]

If I Don’t Want to Serve as an Executor, Do I Have to Take the Role?

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Some family members are surprised when they learn that they have been named as a loved one’s executor. An executor has the responsibility of carrying out probate administration when named in a will or when appointed by the court. Many people do not realize that they have the opportunity to turn down this role if […]

What Is a Directed Trust?

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  When thinking about your family wealth management there are many different options available to you. Consulting with an experienced asset protection planning attorney can help you to decide which of these tactics is most appropriate for you. A directed trust could be an option if you are contemplating establishing a family trust. Directed trusts […]

The New Tools for Helping Aging Parents

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The pandemic multiplied the needs, concerns and worries of the nation’s 53 million family caregivers—and also ways to help them. Dori Hazama needed practical and emotional help after her mother fell last fall, spent months in rehab and was about to come home in a wheelchair. Her parents’ home needed a wheelchair ramp and hospital […]

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