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Estate Planning

The Benefits of Estate Planning

Many people do not consider estate planning either because they believe it is only for the wealthy, or because it is not something they want to consider. While it may not be fun to consider what will happen to your estate after you are gone, there are many reasons to consider estate planning, and many benefits…

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Implement Your Estate Plan to Help Avoid Probate

Estate planning takes a lot of time and effort, and the main objective is to try and avoid probate as much as possible. It’s helpful to know that avoiding probate does not have to be difficult, and you can use simple and effective ways to ensure that most of your property passes directly to your heirs…

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Is “Avoidance of Tax” a Criminal Offense?

The term “avoidance of tax” seems to indicate some auspicious behavior from taxpayers, yet the IRS manual sec 25.1.1.2.4. says: “Avoidance of tax is not a criminal offense. All taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid or minimize their taxes by legitimate means.” This is good news for taxpayers trying to keep more of their…

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How Estate Planning Can Help Your Family

It happens more often than we think: Someone’s husband or wife passes away, and the next thing you know, one of them is told that they can’t get their hands on the cash in the bank because the accounts weren’t set up properly. Instead, the spouse is forced to probate the estate. This can happen…

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