Estate Laws

  1. Top Tips for Family Wealth Transfers

    Essential tips for tackling family wealth transfers.
  2. How Advisors Can Protect Inherited IRAs

    A new Supreme Court ruling has some financial advisors rushing to set up trusts to ...
  3. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs. ...
  4. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  5. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property ...
  6. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out ...
  1. In-Depth Guide To Estate Planning

    The process of planning your estate takes careful consideration. Skip any of these ...
  2. Estate Planning Basics

    Deciding what will happen to your assets when you pass away is a must - no matter ...
  1. What does U.S. law say about contingent beneficiaries?

    Learn about regulations the United States has on the naming of contingent beneficiaries, the types of contingencies that ...
  2. What kinds of assets can be included in a revocable trust?

    Understand what types of assets can be included in a revocable trust, and why some asset types are excluded from this estate ...
  3. Can trust funds be activated before the grantor intended?

    Trust law gives the grantor specific rights over the release of assets and therefore it is not possible to change the stipulations ...
  4. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, ...

    A 1993 law, Section 2-907 of the Uniform Probate Code, changed the treatment of a deceased individual's pet from that of ...
  1. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  2. Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Proper planning will help ensure that your wishes are honored and your heirs are ...
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