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.
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Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
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