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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Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
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.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.