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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Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.
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In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to postpone long-term planning, especially for uncomfortable topics. Then there’s the barrier of language. It’s hard to make an estate plan without knowing the terminology of estate planning or what questions to ask.
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