Estate Laws

  1. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  2. Family Business Estate Tax Loophole Could Be ...

    The Treasury department is aiming to close a loophole that would result in higher ...
  3. Estate Plans Should Include Instruction Manuals

    Death is not something that we wish to dwell on, but estate planning—and figuring ...
  4. Why Estate Planning Is Easier Than You Think

    When done properly, estate planning ensures that your beneficiaries receive your ...
  5. Mistakes to Avoid When You Own Life Insurance

    How to avoid some common mistakes that can cause tax and inheritance problems when ...
  6. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Three estate planning secrets every advisor and saver needs to know.
  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. Are estate planning fees tax deductible?

    The costs of estate planning can be significant. Are any of these expenses deductible to the taxpayer or are they merely ...
  2. What causes a stock account to be escheated?

    Learn about what causes a stock account to be escheated, including how to maintain an active account and avoid forfeiting ...
  3. Are 401(k) accounts escheatable?

    Find out how your 401(k) retirement savings plan is protected from escheatment by ERISA, including when this protection can ...
  4. Are IRA accounts escheatable?

    Find out how and when your IRA can be escheated by the state government, including the difference between escheatment 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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