Wills & trusts : Law & Legal & Attorney
When considering whether or not to include a Revocable Living Trust as part of your estate plan, you'll need to understand the pros and cons of using a trust instead of just a Last Will and Testament.
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An estate executor is responsible for settling decedent estates and distributing inheritance property to designated beneficiaries. Estate administration can encompass everything from making funeral arrangements to selling real estate.
Simple, single-member LLCs have long been popular asset protection tools in the US, but their effectiveness has been curtailed by recent court decisions such as the Olmstead case. This article looks at how an Offshore Asset Protection Trust and an Offshore LLC can legally and effectively increase se
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We all know, at least in theory, that life is unpredictable and that we never know what tomorrow will bring. This eye opening realization was slapped in my face when I almost died in the hospital after giving birth to my first child. I was expecting to hold my baby immediately after his birth, begin
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In a recent private letter ruling, the IRS ruled that assets in an irrevocable, discretionary asset protection trust were not includable in the grantor's gross estate even though the grantor was a beneficiary of the trust. Accordingly, a U.S. taxpayer can use an offshore irrevocable life insura
Multiple marriage spouses cannot afford to procrastinate or put off the issue for later. Some believe that the best approach to estate planning is to put everything into joint ownership with the new spouse and expect that person to be fair and honest. This rarely works; the messiest probate battles
Why do we fear the INEVITABLE? The concept of our own funeral, let alone how we may be at the end of our lives can be catastrophic and even unbearable for some. Just to say the word death can be extremely anxiety provoking. However this article attempts to briefly touch on a few thought provoking id
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