Estate planning is often put on the back-burner. Sometimes people never get around to it. However, planning ahead is important because doing so can save you thousands and thousands of dollars.
In this fourth part of our series, Estate Planning: What You Need to Know, we’ll continue discussing what is often the most urgent concern among our clients: children. While part two of our series explained planning for incapacity and part three discussed ensuring your children are cared for after you’ve passed, this blog post will address specific, actionable steps you need to take to ensure your children are accounted for during incapacity.
In this third blog post of our five-part series on the basics of estate planning, we’ll learn more about designing a clear path to success for your children with your estate plan --- who this planning involves, what it will accomplish, when and why we should be doing it in the first place, and how we can bring our plans to life.
You have worked hard for your money and carefully managed your assets. So it makes sense that you want to find the right balance to maximize control and protection of your assets upon your death. Even if you think you don’t, everyone has an estate and it is important to choose the proper planning mechanism to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes in an effective and efficient manner.
Prince's lack of estate planning has led to many complex legal issues including determining the legendary musician's legal heirs. Resulting infighting between his legal heirs has resulted in issues ranging from appointment of an executor to suing a previously appointed executor for breach of fiduciary duties.