Once you have decided to address your estate planning needs, you may have to make some difficult decisions about who will be the executor (or executrix) of your estate.
Preferably, you will have all of the basic documents in place: a will, a general power of attorney, a living will, and authorization forms.
You may be a beneficiary that believes you have been short-changed, or a potential beneficiary that has been overlooked as part of someone else’s estate plan.
Hopefully you have considered the benefits of doing some basic estate planning. As noted in prior blogs, it is essential for anyone with children and anyone who has any assets to distribute, regardless of age or income level, to have basic estate planning documents in place. At a minimum we recommend that you have at [...]
Estate planning attorneys often use a “credit shelter trust” to preserve the estate tax exclusion of the first spouse to die.