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Estate Planning Missouri Ozarks

Stop Procrastinating and Have Your Estate Plan Done

The steady drone of coronavirus news these past nine months has spurred countless older Americans to face a long-procrastinated task: writing—or rewriting—their wills.

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Should a Donor-Advised Fund Be Part of My Estate Planning?

With the prospect of a Biden administration potentially raising tax rates and cutting estate tax exclusion amounts in half, some well-off taxpayers may be looking for a way to ease their burden, even while contributing to their favorite charities. A donor-advised fund may well be that opportunity.

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Joint or Separate Trusts?

In situations where both spouses want the surviving spouse to inherit all the assets, which is often the case, a joint trust can be far less complicated to set up and maintain than separate trusts, with less headaches for the surviving spouse.

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How Do I Plan for a Loved One with Special Needs?

It is critical that parents and grandparents give careful thought to any gift of money or bequest in an estate plan, when the recipient has special needs.

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Do You Know Your Job as Executor, Agent or Trustee?

Has a family member or close friend asked you to serve as their executor, trustee or power of attorney? If you accepted the responsibility, do you know what this entails? Have you been given a copy of the documents you were named under? Do you know when you would begin serving in these roles? These are all important questions to ask or consider.

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Always Submit a Change of Beneficiary Form!

The financial institution is obligated to distribute the CD to the person or entities that otherwise would be entitled to receive it.

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Advice If You are Named Executor of a Family Estate

After a loved one passes, one of the biggest hurdles that families face, is passing wealth onto the next generation. Unfortunately, family dynamics can spur conflict and infighting among descendants.

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The Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes!

One of the biggest wealth transfers our nation has ever seen is about to take place. Over the next 25 years, as much as $68 trillion of wealth will be passed to succeeding generations.

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How Do You Stop Family Fights Over an Estate?

After a loved one passes, one of the biggest hurdles families face is passing wealth onto the next generation. Unfortunately, family dynamics can spur conflict and infighting among descendants.

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Estate Planning Missouri Ozarks

How Does Probate affect Real Estate Transactions?

Is it better to transfer the title of the home to us, or to leave it as it is given her age and go through probate?

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