Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. An effective estate strategy can spell out your healthcare wishes and ensure that they're carried out – even if you are unable to communicate. It can even designate someone to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Have A Question About This Topic?
The federal estate tax exemption sunsets in 2025. Learn more about what to do to make the most of the higher threshold.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?