Each of us will die eventually. This article looks at how planning can make your passing easier for your loved ones. Specifically, this article will look at the importance of the manner in which assets are left for your loved ones. Your Planning Can Help Your Loved Ones … [Read more...] about Your Planning Can Help Your Loved Ones
Domestic Asset Protection Trusts are spreading to more jurisdictions. However, their protections may be waning. Read on to learn more about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts. Domestic Asset Protection Trusts … [Read more...] about Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
Whom should you name as the beneficiary of your IRA or Qualified Plan? Sometimes, it can be best to name a trust for your intended beneficiary. Read on to see the protections a trust can offer that a direct designation of the individual would not. Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA … [Read more...] about Naming a Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA
Estate Planning addresses many concerns, not just taxes. It can protect beneficiaries from their own creditors, provide divorce and remarriage protection, and protect the benefits of children with special needs. Learn more about how Estate Planning can help protect your beneficiaries by providing privacy and other benefits. Estate Planning is About More Than Taxes … [Read more...] about Estate Planning is About More Than Taxes
An estate plan considers not just to whom assets should go, but also how. Each beneficiary is unique and the estate plan should consider their unique situation. This article looks at a couple with three very different children and how they might leave the assets for them in three very different ways. 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 3: Your Kids … [Read more...] about 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 3: Your Kids
Perhaps the largest part of most Americans’ wealth is in their qualified plan or IRA. Planning for these assets is one of the most important parts of the estate plan, for many reasons. This article will discuss the asset protection of such plans and how a trust may be used to provide asset protection. Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection … [Read more...] about Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection
When you place assets into a trust such as a revocable living trust you can act as both the trustee and the beneficiary if you choose to do so. Because you have control of the funds creditors could possibly seek to attach resources placed into the trust, so these vehicles do not provide any asset protection. In light of the above, is it in any way possible to benefit personally from resources placed into a trust while enjoying asset protection? The answer is yes. This can be done through the … [Read more...] about What Is An Alaska Trust?
Estate planning is not a generic cookie cutter endeavor because not everyone is a perfect person. There are those who tend to experience complications throughout their lives and you may have such an individual in your family. Leaving behind a large inheritance to someone who tends to run into more than his or her share of personal problems can be disconcerting. Individuals such as these probably need the financial underpinning that an inheritance will provide more than family members that you … [Read more...] about Protecting an Heir With Personal Problems
There are various different objectives that you may have when you are planning your estate. The exact way that you ultimately proceed is going to depend on the specific nature of your circumstances. With this in mind, some people are concerned about asset protection. You want to be sure that the assets that you have accumulated remain in your possession for your own well-being. Since we are talking about estate planning, it is also important to protect inheritances that you intend to leave to … [Read more...] about How Do You Protect Assets?