"But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
- Benjamin Franklin

Estate Planning

Asset Protection Trusts

Posted on: July 9th, 2015
Asset protection has become a common goal of estate planning. ...

Caution: Writing Your Own Deed to Avoid Probate Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

Posted on: May 29th, 2015
One common way to avoid probate of real estate after the owner dies is to hold the title to the property in joint names with rights of survivorship with children or other beneficiaries....

Three Liability Planning Tips for Physicians that Anyone Can Use

Posted on: May 6th, 2015
Whether you are a physician or not, you probably know that the practice of medicine is a profession fraught with liability....

When is an Estate Subject to State Death Taxes?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015
In the United States, certain states collect a death tax based on the value of the deceased person's estate and who inherits it....

Is a Payable on Death Account Right for You and Your Family?

Posted on: March 27th, 2015
Payable on death accounts, or "POD accounts" for short, have become popular for avoiding probate in the last decade or so. ...

3 Powers to Consider Giving to a Trust Protector

Posted on: March 13th, 2015
Today many estate plans contain irrevocable trusts that will continue for the benefit of a spouse's lifetime and then for the benefit of several generations....
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