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Will the new tax laws effect my estate plan?

Whether you are just starting to create your estate plan or you already have one in place, it is important to remember to continue to maintain it over time. The new federal tax laws may also have an effect on your wills, trusts and other accounts, particularly if your estate is of a higher value. Your estate planning attorney and financial advisors can help you understand how these new laws will affect you and your family.

What does a trustee do?

When you create a trust in Sun City, you are essentially putting some of your most valuable assets in an account for future distribution. That is why it is so important to make sure that the trustee you assign to manage your trust is reliable and able to effectively manage your property on a daily basis.

Should you create a pet trust?

As people start the estate planning process, they often forget to consider their pets. While a friend or family member may have offered to care for your pet should anything happen to you, they may be underestimating the time and money required to take care of the pet. As a result, many Arizona animals end up without a home once their owners pass away. A trust may be the best way to protect and provide for your pet long-term.

How to prepare for the end of a trust

As many Arizona residents start to think about estate planning, they start considering trusts as a way to distribute their property upon their death. Trusts can offer your family security and stability during an otherwise difficult time in their lives. Trusts can help lower the amount of estate taxes owed and help your family avoid probate.

How can I get started with estate planning?

We often hear how important it is for us to start preparing for the future, particularly when it comes to our assets. Without a thorough estate plan in place, your children or other relatives may end up in a bitter dispute over the family home or other valuable property. However, according to a survey by WealthCounsel, a majority of Americans feel that estate planning is confusing and they do not have a will or trust in place.

Why you should "trust" trusts as part of your estate plan

Trusts are often the best way for Arizona residents to distribute assets without having to worry about the costly and time-consuming probate process. There are many benefits to using a trust in Arizona. For one thing, a trust can offer protection. When someone passes away, the probate process allows the public to access information regarding the deceased's will and assets. As the estate goes through probate, the creditors will be paid off, and probate fees in the range of 3 to 8 percent of the total estate will be assigned, plus estate and income taxes.

Should I create a special needs trust for my child?

One of the best ways to protect your children's future is to create a will and designate them as beneficiaries. That way, they will be taken care of after you and your spouse are deceased. This may seem simple enough, but the process becomes much more complicated if you are the parent of a child who has special needs.

Older parents with young children should consider estate planning

As we get older, estate planning becomes an even more important necessity. Without a solid plan in place to distribute your assets, your loved ones may not have access to your property upon your death. Legendary musician Billy Joel, at the age of 68, recently announced that he is expecting his second child with his wife. With a baby on the way, plus his two other children, ages 31 and 2, Joel has certain things to consider due to being an older parent to young kids.

Can I make changes to my trust?

Arizona residents who have started the estate planning process may be concerned that they will not be able to make changes to their trusts once they are finalized. Fortunately, most trusts are both revocable and amendable, so you may be able to make multiple changes to your trust over time, or cancel it altogether. However, trusts are legal instruments, so the terms of the trust will dictate what you can do with it.

What are the types of trusts available to me?

On our website, we often discuss the importance of planning for your family's financial future and how trusts can be extremely useful, even if you don't have a lot of assets. Once you have decided to begin the estate planning process, it is important that you talk to your attorney about the variety of trusts available and decide which type would be best for you.

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I needed to review my Will, recommended by my son.
Mr. Farrer’s expertise helped me realize that a Trust would better serve my needs.
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