The bad news: When a deceased person’s estate (all of their money and property) has to go through probate (the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s money and property), it can be subject to a variety of costs stemming from attorneys, executors, appraisers, Continue reading
Can I Make Estate Plans Without My Spouse?
The average American family has changed a great deal over the last few decades. The assumption that a couple will share finances, tax obligations, and a last name is one that does not necessarily apply in the 21st century. There are more options than ever before to keep your finances, Continue reading
Small Business Owner? Know What Can Happen to Your Business If You Become Incapacitated or Pass Away
Preparing your company for your incapacity or death is vital to the survival of the enterprise. Otherwise, your business will be disrupted, harming your customers, employees, vendors, and ultimately, your family. For this reason, proactive financial planning — including your business Continue reading
What to Expect from Estate Planning in 2018
What to Expect from Estate Planning in 20182017 is now fading into the rearview mirror. As we all look ahead to 2018, let’s consider a few things to watch regarding estate planning, so you and your family can be completely protected.
- The death tax. The death tax has been in a state Continue reading