Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. An effective estate strategy can spell out your healthcare wishes and ensure that they're carried out – even if you are unable to communicate. It can even designate someone to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so.
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
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An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.