Including online assets within your estate plan is a new thing, and the legal rules aren’t always entirely clear. But a number of states are now considering laws that will make things easier.
When people hear the words “asset protection,” they think of rich individuals with offshore accounts and tax havens. However, in reality, asset protection is for everyone. Using a series of basic techniques, individuals can increase the odds that the wealth they’ve accumulated stays with them and their heirs and not someone else.
Did you know that almost 20 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 55 million Americans, are living in households with two adult generations?
As we approach the end of the year, I often get renewed questions from individuals asking about the rules concerning gifts, taxes and related matters. The following are some important factors to keep in mind as you consider making gifts to family members, charities and other beneficiaries:
Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, and the law is just beginning to catch up with the issues that are being raised for businesses.
Even if you have a relatively modest estate, life insurance can be an important part of your estate planning for the obvious reason that it can substantially increase the estate’s value. In the case where there’s a premature death and a young family is in need of support, life insurance may be the primary means for that family's financial survival.