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What are the Basics of a Successful Estate Plan?

What are the Basics of a Successful Estate Plan?

An estate plan tells your heirs and the courts how to divide up your assets, but it also helps protect your loved ones from unnecessary hassle and expense–as well as potentially months, even years, tied up in the court system settling your estate.

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How to Handle Finances after Spouse Dies

How to Handle Finances after Spouse Dies

The death of a spouse is one of the most difficult things imaginable. Besides the emotional toll, surviving spouses typically confront financial issues, which often trigger tax-related questions and consequences. Some of them are fairly straightforward, while others can be tricky.

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What are the Advantages of a Testamentary Trust?

What Is a Testamentary Trust?

If you are drawing up your will and want to leave money to a minor child, using a testamentary trust is one way to do so. This legal document can also be beneficial in other situations, such as if you want to leave an inheritance to someone but aren’t sure they will use the gift wisely.

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Who Pays the Tax on a Special Needs Trust?

Who Pays the Tax on a Special Needs Trust?

The main financial vehicles of supporting disabled individuals—the special needs trust and the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account—both come with special tax conditions that advisors need to consider.

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