Everything you want to know about wills, trusts, taxes, asset protection and nursing home poverty... but didn't know who to ask. Our articles cover how to prevent your savings from being wiped out by nursing home costs, seven costly mistakes families make during estate planning, what probate is and why you want to avoid it and how to minimize estate taxes.
Estate taxes are a trap for the unwary. Yet, many avoid the discomfort of estate planning because it relates to death and dying. One's choice amounts to getting ahead of the issue, or leaving things to the cruelty of chance and forcing survivors to face difficult decisions during an already taxing time. Further topics include advanced health care directives and ensuring your end-of-life medical decisions are honored, ensuring inhertiances are not wasted, protecting beneficiaries from predators and why living trusts are preferable to wills.