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Why Do Families Fail when Transferring Wealth?

Why Do Families Fail when Transferring Wealth?

Over the next 25 years, analysts anticipate $68 trillion to be passed down to younger generations and charities. While the importance of legacy planning is not limited to the forthcoming Great Wealth Transfer, it does spotlight the significant amount of wealth that has been created, primarily by Baby Boomers, and the need to transition these assets thoughtfully.

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What is the Difference between a Trust and a Will?

What is the Difference between a Trust and a Will?

No one relishes the thought of the day they pass away and leave all their worldly possessions behind. However, it’s a certainty that no one can avoid. Thankfully, you have options for planning for what happens to your estate, including a will or a family trust.

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Estate Planning and Cryptocurrency

Estate Planning and Cryptocurrency

Digital assets have been around for quite some time. However, they seem to be dominating headlines again this year. In part, you can thank high-profile figures, such as Elon Musk, for promoting cryptocurrency, or music artist Grimes for selling $6 million in NFTs.

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How to Approach Parents about Estate Planning

How to Approach Parents about Estate Planning

If you have a parent over the age of, say, 65, thoughts about their future may have started to creep into your mind. However, because end-of-life planning can be emotional and overwhelming, it’s tempting to put these conversations off—and even more pleasing to avoid them altogether.

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When Should You Fund a Trust?

When Should You Fund a Trust?

For larger estates, a revocable trust is generally the most effective tool for avoiding probate. It involves some setup costs. However, it allows you to manage the disposition of all of your wealth in one document, while retaining control and reserving the right to modify your plan.

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How Does Probate Work?

How Does Probate Work?

A probate judge is an official of the county court system and a judicial official of the state, who decides civil court cases that involve the probate process.

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What You Need to Know about Probate

What You Need to Know about Probate

A will is a legal document that spells out the distribution of your assets and how your children will be cared for at your death. Probate is a process used to prove a decedent’s will is valid and to supervise the handling of their estate.

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