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Do QTIP Trusts Help avoid Estate Taxes?
Asset Protection

Do QTIP Trusts Help avoid Estate Taxes?

Right now, gifts to trusts can take advantage of high tax exemptions and remove future appreciation of assets from taxable estates. One example available to spouses is making a gift to a trust that allows for a qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) election.

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Can Family Members Contest a Will?
Estate Planning

Can Family Members Contest a Will?

The death of a loved one results in an emotional grief that, when combined with large sums of money on the line, can cause the beneficiaries of the will or trust or the heirs of the deceased to challenge the validity, interpretation, or administration of the will or trust.

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Short-Cuts to Estate Planning can Lead to Costly Consequences
Asset Protection

Short-Cuts in Estate Planning, Costly Consequences

Over the years I get all kinds of questions from people. And boy, have I heard some doozies. But one common one I get is called the ‘lazy (or poor) man’s (or woman’s’) estate planning.’ This type of estate planning has some very negative tax consequences.

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