As the world shrinks due to increased mobility and interconnectedness, estate planning has become more complex. Now estate planning requires understanding issues that arise when a client owns assets in another country or resides in the U.S. but lacks citizen status. Things change for clients who neither reside in the U.S., nor have U.S. citizenship, but who own U.S. property. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Planning for the International Client
The best Estate Planners stay current on the latest trends. The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys held its semi-annual conference providing education on selected topics designed to inspire excellence in its Members. Read on to learn more about the unique experience at the Fall Summit 2022 Conference. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Refresh and Reset: Syncing up in San Diego
As more and more Baby Boomers retire, many wonder where they should spend their golden years. Each person’s unique facts and circumstances should inform that decision, including, without limitation, the various taxes imposed by each state. The findings in this article might surprise you. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about What’s Retirement Got to Do with it?
The holidays are a great time to review the past year and make plans for the upcoming one. Part of those plans should be reviewing your Estate Plan and considering what, if any, steps you should take to help you achieve your goals. One of the easiest, but most overlooked, ways to do some quick planning is to take advantage of the annual per donee exclusion amount which can have a tremendous impact on reducing the estate without use of the applicable exclusion amount. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Don’t Be a Turkey – Take Advantage of Your Annual Per Donee Exclusion Amount
Si está casado, un enfoque importante de su plan patrimonial es probablemente garantizar que su cónyuge esté protegido financieramente en caso de su muerte. Si tienen hijos juntos, es probable que planifiquen que sus activos patrimoniales combinados se transmitan a sus hijos después de que ambos se hayan ido. ¿Qué sucede, sin embargo, si mueres a una edad relativamente joven y tu cónyuge se vuelve a casar? ¿Los activos que destinó a sus hijos estarán seguros? Los abogados de planificación … [Read more...] about Segundas Nupcias y Su Plan de Sucesión
When you think about the need for an estate planning attorney, you undoubtedly think about creating or revising an estate plan that determines how your estate assets are distributed after you are gone. While an estate planning attorney certainly can help you with that, there are numerous other ways in which an estate planning attorney can help you. The Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain seven ways in which an estate planning attorney might be able to help … [Read more...] about 7 Ways an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help You
If you are married, an important focus of your estate plan is likely ensuring that your spouse is financially protected in the event of your death. If you have children together, you likely plan for your combined estate assets to be passed down to your children after you are both gone. What happens, however, if you die at a relatively young age and your spouse remarries? Will the assets you intended for your children be safe? The Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC … [Read more...] about Remarriage and Your Estate Plan
Your estate plan should protect you and your assets while you are alive as well as arrange for how those assets are distributed after you are gone. Making sure that your wishes are honored regarding healthcare decisions that may need to be made in the future is one way your estate plan can help protect you. Toward that end, the Los Angeles estate planning attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC explain why you should consider adding an advance directive to your estate plan. What Is an Advance … [Read more...] about Do I Need an Advance Directive?
Creating a Last Will and Testament is your opportunity to decide precisely what happens to your estate assets after death. In most instances, that is exactly what happens. Sometimes, however, a challenge to the validity of the Will is filed. If the contestant is successful with that challenge, the Will is declared invalid, and the estate is probated using the relevant state intestate succession laws. If the contestant is not successful, the probate of the estate continues using the Will … [Read more...] about What Is a “No-Contest” Clause in a Last Will and Testament?
Crear un plan patrimonial puede ser una perspectiva intimidante para la mayoría de las personas dada la importancia del producto final. No ayuda que la mayoría de las herramientas y estrategias utilizadas en un plan patrimonial sean desconocidas para la persona promedio. Una cosa que puede ayudar a que el proceso de planificación patrimonial sea menos desalentador es reducir su enfoque a las cosas más importantes en un plan patrimonial inicial. Con ese fin, los abogados de planificación … [Read more...] about 5 Preguntas que Debe Hacerse al Crear un Plan Patrimonial