Estate planning is a broad collection of legal strategies which provide the means to transfer one’s assets – possessions, money, and real estate – in the event of incapacitation or death. Proper estate planning ensures that your wishes will be respected and your legacy, protected. A common misconception is that estate planning is only for the wealthy. But the truth is, almost everyone needs an estate plan — particulary anyone who has minor children, owns real estate, or has $150,000 or more in total assets.
Free estate planning articles:
- 1031 Exchange: Avoiding Capital Gains Tax
- Co-Trustees and Co-Executors
- Estate Planning and your Digital Assets
- Estate Planning Basics: 5 Important Things to Know
- Estate Planning for Second Marriages and Blended Families
- Estate Planning Mistakes, Part 1
- Estate Planning Mistakes, Part 2
- Estate Tax Planning
- Executor and Trustee Info and FAQ
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- Living Trusts
- Top 5 Reasons to See an Estate Planner
- Trust Application
- Trusts Used in Estate Planning
- What are Living Wills and Health Care Proxies?
- What is a Financial Power of Attorney?
- What is a Trust?
- What is Estate Planning?
- When Should You Make an Estate Plan?
- Why You Should Have a Will
- Will & Testament Forms
- You’ve Got a Trust. Now What?