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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Revocable living trust: is joint or separate right for you and your spouse?

What Is a Separate Revocable Living Trust?

By Andre O. McDonald |

When a couple engages in foundational estate planning, one of the first questions addressed by estate planning attorneys is whether it makes sense for the couple to use a revocable living trust (RLT) as a part of their plan. If using an RLT makes sense, an important follow-up question to married couples should be… Read More »

How remarriage affects your estate plan

How Can Remarriage Affect Your Estate Planning?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Divorce is more common now than it was in the past, as is remarriage. Depending on how long a prior marriage lasted, the former couple may have engaged in certain levels of estate planning together. When that is the case, it is important to understand how remarriage can impact the estate planning from a… Read More »

What is basis, and what does it mean for my estate plan and taxes?

What is Basis, and How Does it Impact My Estate Plan & Taxes?

By Andre O. McDonald |

“Basis” is a term used frequently in tax law. But for many, the term is unfamiliar and intimidating—perhaps something they feel is better left to a certified public accountant to worry about. Nevertheless, a basic understanding of the concept can be very helpful for understanding important estate planning strategies used by your attorney and… Read More »

When is a financial POA (power of attorney) not a valid option?

When You May Not Be Able to Use a Financial Power of Attorney

By Andre O. McDonald |

Besides directing what happens to your finances when you pass away, a comprehensive estate plan also addresses the possibility that you could become unable to handle your financial affairs while you are still alive. You may have signed a financial power of attorney that allows one or more people to act on your behalf… Read More »

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