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You Can Now Avoid Estate Taxes

The IRS adopted the portability of deceased spousal unused exclusions on July 8, 2022. This adjustment made it easier than ever for high-net-worth married couples to avoid paying federal estate taxes. Understanding the Portability of a Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion…

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A Fiduciary’s Role in Estate Planning

Generally, a fiduciary is an individual, professional, or organization legally required to act in the best interest of the person appointing them. Carrying out the terms of a will or trust or making medical or financial decisions on behalf of…

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Estate Planning Mistakes You Should Avoid

In estate planning, the goal is to protect your assets, interests, and loved ones after you pass away. Sadly, many individuals make costly mistakes without proper advice and guidance from a qualified estate planning attorney. Beyond undermining your intent and…

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The Problems Associated with DIY Wills

In a will, you can stipulate who receives your assets and properties after you die, and the will is legally binding when properly filled out. Your will names a personal representative (executor) who will carry out your directives. In addition…

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The Basics of Probate

You can minimize or avoid probate entirely by working with an estate planning attorney. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary, so it…

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Must-Have Legal Documents

Everyone who wants to protect themselves and their families needs an estate plan. Making sound decisions regarding finances and healthcare can become challenging as you age due to diminished mental capacity or declining health. Putting these five must-have legal documents in…

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The Role of the Trustee in Trusts

In estate planning, you probably have questions about how your assets should be distributed and who should handle this task, no matter where you are in the process or just starting to consider your options. A trust can be a…

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