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.
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Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.