Special Reports are written on topics that affect various aspects of estate planning and the laws that govern it.
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These reports are published by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and cover a wide-variety of subjects relating to estate planning. Click on a report title to read more or to order a complimentary copy.
Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wills and Living Trusts
Estate planning is an essential part of life and death. In planning for our future and our family’s future, we must take stock of who we are, what our goals are, and how we want our estate distributed. With the easy availability of do-it-yourself Wills and Living Trusts, it can be all too tempting to take care of your estate plan-ning needs yourself, rather than pay, what may seem like high fees, to an estate planning attorney.
Estate Planning Basics for Families with Young Children
Problems often arise when a parent with minor children passes away with no estate plan in place, leaving behind potential hardship on the emotional and financial future of their minor children. This report examines how custody and inheritance of minor children is often handled and it explains what you need to consider when choosing a guardian. It also reviews the options and protections offered through planning with a Will and a Living Trust.
Estate Planning with Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's)
At first glance, the concept of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) seems simple enough: a structured way to save for your golden years while deferring taxes on your growing nest egg. Unfortunately, that simple idea becomes one of the most complex areas of estate planning once IRS rules are applied.
Fifteen Common Reasons To Do Estate Planning
Find out the most common reasons why it is important to do estate planning such as avoiding probate, protecting your assets and designating someone who will manage your affairs after your pass away. These are all important matters that should not be ignored.
Living Trusts: Calculating the Benefits
Chances are, you've already heard a lot about the attributes of Living Trusts: avoiding probate and legal quagmires, sometimes lowering estate and/or income taxes and protecting privacy. Yet it's also important to receive solid estate planning guidance before making final decisions, and to carefully weigh the benefits and potential drawbacks.
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