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Estate planning services refer to the process of managing and distributing one's assets and properties after their death, in a way that ensures the smooth transfer of wealth to the intended beneficiaries while minimizing taxes and other expenses. Estate planning services may include drafting legal documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as providing guidance and advice on strategies for asset protection and wealth transfer. These services may be provided by lawyers, financial advisors, or other professionals with expertise in estate planning. Effective estate planning can help individuals achieve their long-term financial goals and provide peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones.

Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

How Charitable Giving Benefits the Giver

Posted on: December 19, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
With a charitable tax deduction, you can donate to a good cause and cut your tax bill at the same time.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Do I Need a Trust, or a Last Will and Testament ?

Posted on: December 13, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
One of the most common questions people ask about estate planning is whether they should be using a revocable trust instead of a last will and testament.
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New IRS portability rules

Should You Agree to Being a Guardian?

Posted on: December 12, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You might be surprised at how many questions arise surrounding financial issues, legal arrangements and lifestyle choices.
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5 biggest mistakes for beneficiaries

Five Mistakes in Estate Planning May Lead to Breach of Family Harmony

Posted on: December 8, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Some estate planning decisions can lead to terrible family rifts that never recover.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

How to Defend a Will Contest

Posted on: December 6, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The news is full of stories about the famous who didn’t bother to make a will to dispose of their substantial fortunes. Although many others did make a plan, various issues with their testamentary documents have led to costly and protracted litigation.
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Avoiding Guardianship

Is Guardianship a Good Idea?

Posted on: December 5, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A guardianship is a court-ordered relationship that is created to protect a person who is incapable of handling their estate or personal affairs. Guardianship law varies by state.
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How to provide asset protection

What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Posted on: December 1, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Asset protection planning is the process of building barriers around your assets, whether those assets are personal or business, to keep them safe from litigation, creditor claims, seizure and burdensome taxes.
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trust administration

Should I Need a Trust in My Estate Plan?

Posted on: November 30, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A trust can be a vital component in an estate plan.
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Don't fight over an inheritance

Can You Prevent Family Fights over Inheritance?

Posted on: November 29, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
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.
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Don't make these estate planning mistakes

Top Five Estate Planning Mistakes

Posted on: November 28, 2022 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Overlooking an important step or making a blunder can derail all your careful planning, leaving your heirs and beneficiaries with a headache-inducing challenge.
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