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.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
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.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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