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Introducing: the Trust Protector.

Trust Protectors can clean up substance abuse situations. Changes in families. Unexpected health care issues. Anything else which was impossible to anticipate when the words hit the paper and the trust was created.

You can provide for Trust Protectors in virtually any kind of trust: revocable trusts, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts, marital trusts, QTIP trusts, elder care trusts, special needs trusts, et al.

And having the Trust Protector solution has nothing whatsoever to do with estate taxes. [Read more…]

ABLE Is Ready; Are you Willing?

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Know a “disabled beneficiary?” A new Federal program has been adopted in Georgia for their benefit. It’s like a 529 Plan for disabled individuals.
And we call this to your attention now because contributions to such a plan are limited to $14,000 a year . . . and the end of this year is fast approaching.

The new program –ABLE stands for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” – is designed to help individuals and families save money that can be used to support individuals with disabilities. [Read more…]

Uncle Sam Wants You to Have a Simple Will.

Picture1You don’t pay the max income tax each April 15th. So why pay unnecessary taxes to IRS when you’re dead?
That’s effectively what happens with: “simple” wills, revocable or living trusts, and computer-generated legal papers or copied forms, which omit the tax tools available for your particular assets. And that’s why IRS loves simple estate planning. Or none at all.

[Read more…]

A Joint Will Is Not A Bargain BOGO

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Two for the price of one is irresistible. The proverbial “Buy One, Get One Free” (compressed these days into the acronym “BOGO”) is a pretty good deal: buy the 2-liter bottle, get a second one at no cost.

Some people figure that idea applies to legal documents, too: “If I don’t have to get two wills, but can get a Joint Will which we share, well, that’s a pretty good deal, right?” Wrong. [Read more…]

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