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
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.