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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Problems with Probate
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.