Tag Archives: Asset Protection

The Costs of Procrastinating on Your Estate Planning

1. Estate planning encompasses more than just taxes and asset distribution. 2. Failing to make your wishes known through legal documents increases the likelihood of unnecessary family conflict, costs and delays. 3. Having a proper estate plan ensures efficient estate … more

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Your Estate Planning Goals

> Estate planning is about much more than just who will receive your assets after death. > Proper estate planning can reduce the cost, time and likelihood of conflict when your assets are to be transferred to your loved ones. … more

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2018 Estate Tax Update

POWER POINTS > The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increases the estate and gift tax exemption to $11.2 million per person in 2018. > Estate plans that are outdated or fail to consider the estate tax at the state level … more

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Painless Estate Planning

Creating a responsible estate plan does not have to be as painful or difficult as many people believe. As a matter of fact, the whole process can be completed within a few weeks. More importantly, once it is complete, you … more

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Decanting a Trust – What it Means and When it Should be Considered

> Is this about wine?  Unfortunately, no. > What does it mean to decant a trust?  Trust decanting is the process of pouring the assets of one irrevocable trust (the “original trust”) into a second irrevocable trust with more desirable … more

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Estate Planning, Marriage and Divorce

When considering marriage or a divorce, your estate planning is likely low on the list of priorities. However, these are significant changes in a family situation that should trigger an immediate review of your existing estate planning documents or preparation … more

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Asset Protection Through Estate Planning – Update

> The benefits of asset protection must be considered when you are building wealth, not when you need to protect it. > Transfers of property that occur specifically for the purposes of hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors are considered fraudulent. … more

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Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

> Familiarity with the terms of your documents is an essential part of having an up-to-date estate plan.   > If you do not have an estate plan in place, the end of the year is an ideal time to … more

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Structuring Your Trust for Success

Trusts are not just for wealthy families who need tax planning; they can also provide great flexibility for you and significant protection to your loved ones. When it comes to asset protection, threats to an inheritance come in many forms—from … more

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Spectrum of Withdrawal Limitations

> Trusts allow for withdrawal limitations ranging from common to creative. > Overly-specific requirements may burden the family and trustee and be struck down if they violate public policy. > Understanding and anticipating the practical administration of the estate prior … more

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