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Valuable Digital Assets: Estate Planning’s New Frontier

By Godbey & Associates  August, 2012 A person must make many decisions when creating a will, establishing a trust or implementing other estate planning strategies. Important choices regarding everything from tangible assets to the identity of people chosen to carry out one’s wishes will have long term implications. One area of concern that has [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:57-05:00October 22nd, 2014|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Valuable Digital Assets: Estate Planning’s New Frontier

Estate planning and pregnancy: Having a baby changes everything

When a woman learns that she is pregnant, a million thoughts go through her mind. Picking a name, planning for childcare, decorating the nursery, the list goes on and on. One important issue that may not be at the forefront of either parent's mind is how to prepare for the baby's future if the parents [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:32:58-05:00October 23rd, 2013|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Estate planning and pregnancy: Having a baby changes everything

Minimizing Federal Estate Taxes

Estate taxes may be one of the most confusing issues known to mankind because the amount of estate taxes you may have to pay can change from year to year. Federal Estate Taxes Currently, Federal estate taxes are applicable only to gross estates above the 5.12 million dollar exclusion, with a top estate tax rate [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:00-05:00March 5th, 2013|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Minimizing Federal Estate Taxes

Congress Resolves Estate Tax Uncertainty

Now that Congress has brought resolution to the decade-long question of what will happen to the Federal Estate Tax, everyone should make a New Year's Resolution to meet with their advisors and update their estate plan. In the wee hours of the morning, in an effort to avoid going over fiscal cliff, the Senate voted [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:00-05:00January 2nd, 2013|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Congress Resolves Estate Tax Uncertainty

What Are The Basic Principles Of Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of both passing on your assets to your loved ones, as well as making sure your wishes are known and carried out during your lifetime as well as after your death. Knowing what is involved when it comes to estate planning is important, especially considering the extent of the process [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:00-05:00December 3rd, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What Are The Basic Principles Of Estate Planning?

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15 to 21

Do you have basic estate plan s in place to protect you and your family? Estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management. According to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, it is estimated that more than 120 million Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans in place. [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:06-05:00October 17th, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15 to 21

Valuable Digital Assets: Estate Planning’s New Frontier

A person must make many decisions when creating a will, establishing a trust or implementing other estate planning strategies. Important choices regarding everything from tangible assets to the identity of people chosen to carry out one's wishes will have long term implications. One area of concern that has received enhanced attention from estate planning and [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:06-05:00August 23rd, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Valuable Digital Assets: Estate Planning’s New Frontier

Ohio Appeals Court Reviews Concealed Estate Assets Case

Family disagreements can arise in all types of estate-related legal matters, from disputes over appointment of a conservator for an aging parent to arguments over the administration of a family trust involving a business. While many differences of opinion can be resolved through a thorough airing of views and explanation of legal realities, sometimes a [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:07-05:00August 15th, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Ohio Appeals Court Reviews Concealed Estate Assets Case

Should I Plan My Estate Electronically or with an Attorney?

When it comes to planning your estate, many people wonder if using software or an online service will be more beneficial. They may assume it is more convenient, less expensive and simple to use. But the truth is there are many downfalls to using inexpensive electronic services due to the many complexities that come with [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:08-05:00February 9th, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Should I Plan My Estate Electronically or with an Attorney?

How Do I Select An Executor For My Estate?

Before choosing an executor for your estate, you will need to put lot of thought into the decision. The individual chosen to perform this role will be trusted to carry out everything in accordance to your intended wishes. Because choosing an executor can be a complex decision, here are some things to consider before making [...]

By |2020-12-23T14:33:08-05:00January 27th, 2012|Estate Planning|Comments Off on How Do I Select An Executor For My Estate?
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