If you've read the previous two articles, you already know how to secure your accounts. Security, on the other hand, is a journey, not a destination. Are you aware that your social media accounts, online banking information, and personal communications can be sold to the highest bidder? Because of this, you should create a digital estate plan for yourself. Part 3 of this article will show you how to create a digital estate plan to protect your loved ones. Here's how it's done...
Part one of this series covered Facebook and Google's processes to manage your digital accounts after death. In part two, we'll continue our discussion by looking at how Instagram, Twitter, and Apple's online platforms handle your accounts after you log out for the last time. Read more here...
You're worried about your partner, family members, and friends dealing with your digital accounts after you die. You think about your email inbox exploding, messages flying between the team you've worked so hard to build, having to deal with your own data. . . It's stressful. How do you start planning for your digital afterlife? Read more here...
One of the most frequent inquiries we receive is regarding the function of trusts in reducing tax obligations. We're here to inform you of the tax implications connected with various forms of trusts, given the demand for knowledge about the importance of trusts on taxes. If you want to understand how taxes, trusts, and estate planning interact, this article is for you. More information is available by clicking the link.
Estate planning is a continuous activity, not a one-time event. You probably already know how vital it is to make an estate plan, but you might not realize how crucial it is to keep that plan up to date. If you want your plan to succeed and keep your family out of court and out of conflict, you need to update it immediately in response to frequent life occurrences. No matter who you are, your life will change: families change, assets change, laws change, and ambitions change. This article will o
It is never easy to think of your passing, even harder considering that even death has a price. The average funeral cost is between $7,000 and $12,000, rising yearly. Yes! You made a bequest in your will to pay for funeral expenses. However, the money is not readily accessible because of the probate court procedure. Imagine your loved ones experiencing both grief and financial hardships. The best course of action is through us, your Personal Family Lawyer®. Allow me to demonstrate the five most.
If you die without a will or with doubt about your will, your family will almost certainly wind up in court and fighting. With so much uncertainty surrounding Anne Heche's case, it's possible that the late actress didn't have any trust in place as well. Her lack of planning caused various issues for her loved ones. Keeping these in mind, we'll go over Heche's estate planning blunders and how to prevent them so that your loved ones never have to face a similar circumstance.
In part one of this series, we discussed 529 plans and education savings accounts, which are both popular options for saving for a college education. Do you know the main reasons for their popularity? It's their tax-saving advantage! The money you contribute to a 529 account grows on a tax-deferred basis, and withdrawals are tax-free, provided they're used for qualified education expenses, such as tuition, room and board, and other education-related fees.
If you have started to save for your child or grandchild’s college education, it’s worth considering whether to use a 529 plan, an education savings account, or an Irrevocable Trust. Here’s what we think you should consider as you decide!
One of the biggest benefits of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and support them to save for their future. Plus, employing your minor children also comes with some substantial tax-saving benefits. And with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017, those benefits are now better than ever.