Flexible Tax Planning Tool: Wills With Disclaimer Trusts

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A summary of “Disclaimer Wills” or “Disclaimer Trusts” as part of a Pennsylvania estate plan.

A “Disclaimer Will”, often described as a “Disclaimer Trust”, is a versatile estate planning tool that can be executed to benefit couples whose combined estates are approaching or surpass the life time exemption amount for federal estate tax, leading to substantial tax savings to the estate of the making it through partner. Presently, the exemption amount for 2009 is $3.5 million, and in 2011, the exemption ...

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Digital Assets in Estate Planning

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Many people represent their property, securities and tangible property as part of their estate plan. However, much of people’s lives are now online, possibly leaving a person’s digital properties unclaimed and even vulnerable to theft. A thorough estate plan should resolve the handling of digital properties.

Types of Digital Assets

There are a broad range of digital assets that can vary from emotional yet financially useless to assets with high monetary value. Blog sites, discussion online forums, listservs and similar places can ...

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Can I Prevent Probate?

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Probate is a process in which a person’s last affairs are covered up, financial obligations are paid off and any remaining possessions are distributed according to the terms of a will or the laws of intestacy if there is no valid will. For these factors, lots of individuals try to prevent probate through one or more of the following methods.

How to Prevent Probate

There are several methods which a person can prevent the probate procedure. This normally requires guaranteeing that the ...

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How Do You Update Your Estate Plan in New Jersey?

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If you have an estate plan in place, the probability of circumstances changing throughout time is high.

It is encouraged that people evaluate their estate plan every two years and at the least as soon as a years. Life events including the birth of a child that is not included or children maturating could suggest that you need to make alterations. Lots of things can be affected by not doing so including children being neglected of the will, extra care needs ...

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History and Summary of the Federal Estate Tax

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The federal estate tax is defined by the Internal Income Service as a tax on the right to move property at death. The tax is enforced on the taxable estate, which is the total fair market price of the property moved at death (called the gross estate) minus permitted deductions. Deductions permitted under the Internal Earnings Code consist of administration expenditures, funeral service costs, charitable transfers and property that will be passed on to a surviving partner.

History of the Estate ...

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Are You Prepared to Exit Your Business? Is Your Business Ready?

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Let’s state that a buyer pertained to you and offered you lots of cash for your service that would offer you total financial security … would you sell?

The BEI 2016 Entrepreneur Survey discovered that if you state “yes,” you ‘d be with 75% of the owners who addressed this concern. It looks as though a lot of entrepreneur are all set to exit today– if they get the ideal price. While most of the owners surveyed say they ‘d be ...

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Estate Planning pertains to All Adults

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Estate planning is something that a lot of individuals put on the back burner for any variety of reasons. Possibly the most common one would be the fact that numerous individuals look at the average life span of 78 years plus and figure that they have a lot of time prior to they have to start taking estate planning seriously.

Others acknowledge the requirement to plan for the future but are vulnerable to procrastination; and then there are those who simply ...

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Can the Executor Offer the Decedent’s Home if Willed to Someone?

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For many individuals, the most important possession they own is their house. For this reason, lots of individuals provide mindful consideration to whom they should leave this property. They might figure out to give this property to a spouse, relative, household pal, charity or loved one. Often, these guidelines are included in a will. Nevertheless, in some cases, the administrator might offer real estate. Whether this act is allowed depends on a number of factors.

Probate Process

The probate process is the ...

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America’s Wealthy Have Outdated Estate Plans

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According to a recent research study, a majority of American families who are wealthy enough to have a full-time accounting professional and legal representatives on staff have extremely outdated estate plans. In fact, more than 3 quarters of American rich households had actually dated estate strategies, despite the fact that 95 percent of them had considerable life changes that required some form of updating to their plan.

Developing a Will Needs Routine Maintenance
Creating a Will is the primary step in ...

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Estate Planning and the Single Parent

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Kai is a single professional female. She had an unintended pregnancy at 31 and decided to keep her child. The kid’s dad who was in his mid 40’s wants absolutely nothing to do with the kid and rejected paternity.

After favorable DNA screening, Kia gets court purchased child support from the father, however no psychological relationship. Kia has sole legal custody. Kia shares a house with her widowed mother who does not feel she could take care of her active 3-year-old ...

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