You probably have heard about probate, but do you know what it actually is or how it works? Probate is a legal process in which your county's probate court determines the assets you own at the time of your death. It essentially determines the validity of a will. If a will is found to be authentic, the assets listed in the will are distributed as specified in the document.
If you’re a confirmed do-it-yourselfer, you’ve probably completed many DIY projects for your home and yard. After all, why hire a professional to paint your living room when you can do an adequate job yourself? While home improvement projects are ripe with DIY opportunities, not all areas of your life are equally amenable to the DIY approach.
A trust is a legal document created for the benefit of your designated beneficiaries. Two types of trusts, revocable and irrevocable, serve different purposes including avoiding probate, reducing taxes, keeping information private, but probably the greatest benefit of a trust, is that it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have provided for your family members and others exactly the way you want to.
Putting your bank account title in the name of your trust is vital if you wish those funds to held in the trust. You create a living trust and fund it by placing assets into it. Your bank being one of those assets. But how do you go about transferring your chosen accounts into your trust?
Divorce is emotional and difficult, updating or creating your estate plan after divorce shouldn’t be. Our webinar helps you understand everything you need to know about revising your existing estate plan or creating a new estate plan. As Estate Planning experts, we can help you navigate through this process.
The two main Power of Attorney types you may wish to consider adding to your overall estate plan are a Medical Power of Attorney and a Financial Power of Attorney. These extend the power to others to act on your behalf when you cannot. Learn the benefits and differences of these two documents that aid you times of crisis.
Whether you’re a CPA, a Realtor, a Certified Financial Planner, an investment advisor or other financial professional, your clients look to you for advice. Yet there is one thing you can’t provide for them that is absolutely vital: an Estate Plan. Learn about our 3 Business Partner Platforms to do just that.
Regardless of what kind of financial professional you are, from CPA to investment advisor to financial planner, your clients all have valuable digital assets that they need to protect, like personal files stored on the cloud, social media accounts or cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, they may well expect you, as their trusted advisor, to help them do this.
Buying a home is an investment. Being one of the largest investments you make during your lifetime, you want to […]
Starting a New Business or Already Have One? What are the Advantages/Disadvantages of Corporations or LLC? This webinar will help you understand the important differences between the various corporations; and help you determine the right corporation for you and your business.