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Estate planning tips when you have no kids

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Many child-free couples assume they don’t need a comprehensive estate plan. However, without a will, the court system decides who gets your assets. Unfortunately, your wealth may end up in the hands of someone you didn’t want to inherit your property. Here are some tips that can help you decide who to leave your wealth…
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What exactly is a Lockbox Trust?

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Many professional people and business owners are already aware of this, which is also known as a DAPT (Domestic Asset Protection Trust). Are you are in the line of work where you could be faced with hugely expensive and damaging lawsuits, or claims and creditors? If so, then a DAPT may be well worth thinking…
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Your swift guide to a QPRT

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The full title is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust. This is an irrevocable process whereby you can use a gift tax exemption to remove a residence from your taxable estate. It removes the current and future value of a primary or secondary residence for just pennies on the dollar. During the term of a QPRT,…
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Three breaches of fiduciary duties to be aware of

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After someone dies, their appointed trustees and executors have many responsibilities. Such fiduciary duties are usually scrupulously dealt with. However, there are three areas where this might not happen. These breaches often refer to one or more three key duties… Care – representatives should manage assets according to both the law and estate documents Impartiality…
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Choosing your executor

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Executors are individuals above the age of 18 who you appoint to handle your estate after your death. Choosing the right executor of your will is, thus, vital as they are responsible for all the decisions relating to your estate, such as spending money for your minor children. When choosing your executor, ensure they are…
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Revising your estate plan after divorce

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Going through a divorce can be challenging for any couple, especially when children are involved. However, after your divorce, it’s vital to update or revise your estate plan to ensure your assets go to the right person/s when you die. Besides, during a divorce, your assets, property and debt will be divided, requiring you to…
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Leaving an inheritance for your children

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Providing for your kids in case you die prematurely is vital in ensuring they live comfortably after you’re gone. However, many parents worry their children may not be financially responsible and can mismanage an inheritance. Luckily, you can avoid this by naming a property guardian in your will to manage whatever property the child inherits.…
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Common myths about wills

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A will is a legal document in which an individual expresses their wishes as to how their property will be distributed upon death. However, many people avoid writing wills because they don’t know much about probate, trusts, and wills. Here are some common myths about wills you should avoid. If someone dies without a will,…
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Who can inherit if there is no will?

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Dying intestate means you pass on without a will and the intestacy laws of your state determine the distribution of your property. While these laws vary greatly between states, in most cases, your real estate is distributed to your “heirs” in split shares. For example, if you’re married and have children, they will inherit your…
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Is your Will formally correct?

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There is a wide range of reasons why a will might be contested. Among the most frustrating for beneficiaries, and one never intended by the person making that Will, is for the formalities – or technicalities, if you prefer – to be at fault. Problems can include a lack of proper notarization, incorrect paperwork, or…
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