People play lots of games to try and avoid probate. Most of the games end in a disaster for most of the players. Usually, it’s the government that ends up with the money and the last laugh. I’m trying to help you avoid these costs, but I
Some methods of avoiding probate can cost your heirs tens of thousands of dollars if you don’t take into account the tax savings available through using the step-up in basis. Step-up in basis is tax terminology that many people know about, but don’t understand in the context
One of the best things you can do for your parents is to help them get their estate planning done. It will not only give them peace of mind, it will also help you ensure your inheritance. Smart estate planning calls for both the proper forms and
By Lee Phillips Inheritance is the way assets are passed to your family or heirs once you have died. Assets are pretty much anything you own such as real estate, stock certificates or bank accounts. The average inheritance passed in the United States today is about $200,000.