In early 2022, Bloomberg News reported that Americans can expect to inherit $72.6 trillion over the next quarter century—more than twice as much as a decade ago. With so much potential generational wealth on the line, there is always a risk that it will become the subject of a dispute.
That last will and testament you have tucked away? It may not be the last word on what happens to your stuff after you are gone. Instead, that legal document’s directives for doling out your wealth may be overruled by other paperwork and relevant laws.
A special needs trust (SNT) can help you provide financial security to your child after you die without leaving them ineligible for the government benefits that they need to sustain care.
Thinking about what happens to your family when you pass away may be upsetting. However, it can be a good way to reduce the stress your loved ones will deal with during the grieving process.
Ultra-wealthy Americans can soon protect more assets from federal estate taxes, the IRS announced this week.
The Internal Revenue Service Today announced new inflation-adjusted limits for 2023 that will allow well-off individuals to transfer much more to their heirs tax free during life—or at death.
Unlike a last will and testament, a revocable living trust is effective during your lifetime.
Robert, the older brother, and Lon, the younger one, were close as they were growing up in the Queens borough of New York City. However, when their mother passed away and left the bulk of her estate to Robert, Lon was devastated.
An estate plan works like the operating system on your phone or computer. It runs in the background. However, it needs occasional updates to keep the plan current.
The financial consequences of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or any one of the rarer dementias can easily fall to the family of the patient. In any diagnosis that includes declining mental health, it’s important to get one’s financial house in order.