Estate planning should always be customized to each individual creating a plan. This is particularly important when planning for beneficiaries with disabilities.
When planning your estate rarely will you experience difficulty naming your initial beneficiary or beneficiaries for your will, IRA’s or life insurance.
You can set up a 529 savings plan account for any beneficiary. You can also set up accounts for as many beneficiaries as you want.
Many well-off pet owners have left millions of dollars to their cats, dogs and even chickens—perhaps most notoriously Leona Helmsley, who left US$12 million when she died in 2007 to her white Maltese dog Trouble.
Whether you are trying to protect your assets from possible creditors, prevent young heirs from spending their inheritance or minimize estate taxes, there is likely a trust for you.
Maximize the impact of your legacy and make sure it supports the people and causes that are most important to you.
Upstream basis planning is a trust strategy that can save wealthy people on their capital gains taxes and income taxes associated with highly appreciated assets.
In this article, we will address two terms which some people use interchangeably, but which are very different things: living trusts and estate plans.
Providing for future generations shouldn’t be (overly) taxing. To manage taxes as you pass down your assets, look into UTMAs, 529s, child IRAs and trusts.
These agents take over your affairs in specific areas, if you become physically or mentally incapacitated.