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Planning your estate is an important step to take if you want to ensure that your assets are passed on according to your wishes when the time comes. As this blog has previously discussed, there are many estate planning tools that can come into play throughout the process. The tools chosen are dependent upon the circumstances at hand and the future wishes of the estate planner. One common vehicle used for estate planning, though, is the will. Although most people are familiar with the basic concept of a will, some find themselves unsure of why they need legal assistance when drafting one.

Treasury rolls back regulations, easing estate planning valuation

Estate planning must conform to the law. Not only does this mean that wills and trusts need to be drafted in a way that renders them legally valid, but they must adhere to certain restrictions and penalties that may be imposed by the law. By possessing a firm grasp on the applicable laws, an individual who is progressing through the estate planning process may be able to take advantage of options available to him or her that could lead to cost saving.

Creating an estate plan? Choose legal representation wisely

Securing your financial future, as well as those of your loved ones, is not an easy task. When it comes to estate planning, many individuals procrastinate, primarily because they are afraid of confronting their own mortality. Even those who are able to broach the topic tend to only turn to a few of the estate planning options available to them. When this is the case, an individual may shortchange him or herself, as well as his or her family.

How to put assets into a living trust

Creating a trust can be a great way to engage in estate planning that protects a family's assets. It can not only provide financial security for an individual and his or her beneficiaries, but it can also provide peace of mind. In order to create a valid trust, though, an individual must be careful and adhere to the law. Failing to do so could result in unintended consequences that can threaten the financial health of the estate. Yet, even once a trust is created, additional issues may arise that require close attention.

What is probate and how does it apply to me?

The passing of a loved one can kick start a process that triggers the distribution of the deceased's assets and debts. This process, as well as the court that can oversee it, is often referred to as probate. Many people cringe when they hear the word probate, as it causes them to conjure images of embattled relatives fighting over a deceased loved one's money. Although this can and does happen, this is not the sole purpose of probate.

Celebrity's estate planning mistakes could be costly

To the unfamiliar, having an estate plan may seem relatively simple. One just needs to write something up saying how he or she wishes for her assets to be divided upon his or her passing and that's it. For better or worse, the process is nowhere near that easy. In fact, the process can be exceedingly difficult when estate planning matters are improperly handled. When this happens, it can be time-consuming and costly to resolve these matters, not to mention one's estate may not pass according to one's wishes. For this reason, competent estate planning is recommended.

Why would a will need to be modified?

Having a valid will that ensures your wishes become reality upon your passing can help not only put your mind at ease, but it can also guarantee that your heirs are taken care of upon your passing. Although the will consideration and creation process itself can be fraught with legal complexities, the truth of the matter is that those challenges can continue even after the document is signed and witnessed.

What is the purpose of a living trust?

The purpose of estate planning is to assure that your wishes are met with regards to your property and assets at the time of your death. Unfortunately, all too often people do not properly plan ahead and all too often the assets get tied up in probate.

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