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.
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The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
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