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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An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
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If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?