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Can Estate Planning Reduce Taxes?

October 11, 2022
Upstream basis planning is a trust strategy that can save wealthy people on their capital gains taxes and income taxes associated with highly appreciated assets.
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Should I Use a Special Needs Trust?

October 10, 2022
A special needs trust is a popular strategy for those who want to help someone in need without risking that the person will lose their eligibility for programs that require their income or assets to remain below a certain limit.
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Seniors Second Marriages 101

October 8, 2022
More Americans are now getting married over the age of 65 than ever before. Even though this may be a second or third marriage for many, caregivers should nevertheless be aware of certain aspects that shouldn’t be ignored amidst all the wedding plans and celebrations.
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Is a Living Will the Same As a DNR?

October 5, 2022
Is there a difference between a "living will" and a "do not resuscitate" order?
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How to Find a Caregiver Support Group

October 4, 2022
If caring for a loved one leaves you frustrated and angry at times, that's normal — but you don't have to go it alone.
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Can You Leave an IRA to a Beneficiary?

October 1, 2022
Maximize the impact of your legacy and make sure it supports the people and causes that are most important to you.
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What’s Involved In Being a Trustee?

September 30, 2022
Being a trustee is difficult but adopting these four best practices employed by professional trustees will go a long way to ensure that you’ll effectively execute your duties and mitigate your liability.
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What Is an ‘Ethical Will’?

September 27, 2022
Ethical wills first began to appear in the 1990s, usually in the form of a “legacy letter” written just before a person died and then bolted onto their main will as an appendix.
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A Discretionary Trust and Your Estate Plan

September 26, 2022
A discretionary trust is a type of trust that can be established on behalf of one or more beneficiaries.
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How Do Special Needs Trusts Work?

September 25, 2022
Special needs trusts can help fund quality-of-life improvements for the beneficiary, such as a phone, a trip or a private room in a group care facility.
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