How Do You Stop a Sibling from Stealing an Inheritance?
The death of a parent can be emotionally trying, especially if the passing was unexpected. It can also be a test of your patience if there are complicated estate issues to sort out.
Is an Estate Plan Battle Looming?
If you own any property at all, you probably know about estate planning. You can decide what happens to your assets after you die, of course.
What’s More Important: Estate Plan or Trust?
Trusts and estates are the two main legal structures for transferring assets to your heirs and beneficiaries. Each works in critically different ways.
Could Your Estate Plan Be a Disaster?
We’re all looking to save taxes, court costs, legal fees and ‘make it simple’ for our heirs. A last will and testament is the cornerstone of all estate planning, maybe with a trust.
How to Maximize Lifetime Social Security Benefits
As retirement nears, you may be wondering when to start taking Social Security payments. These benefits are primarily based on your earnings during your working years and your age when you start receiving benefits.
What Do You Need to Do When a Spouse Dies?
Death, while inevitable, is not often predictable. This can leave many people financially unprepared if their spouse suddenly dies–especially if the deceased was the one that took care of the household balance sheet.
Medicaid Crisis Plans for Long Term Care Costs
In general, estate planning is a practice that requires forward thinking. However, sometimes estate planning must occur amid a crisis.
Do You Want to Be an Executor?
Only you know your capacity and willingness to serve, or the degree of need expressed by the person asking you. However, it should help to know first that if you do decide to accept, there can be help out there and second there are standard procedures and practices you can follow.
Why Have a Joint Revocable Trust?
Establishing a joint revocable trust can be an ideal estate planning tool for the benefit of your children, grandchildren and beyond.
What are the New IRA Distribution Rules?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued much anticipated proposed regulations that clarify and revise some of the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for qualified plans (i.e., 401ks, 403bs, etc.) and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).