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.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
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Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
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."
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
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.