Estate Planning Red Flag: Healthcare Directive

A health care directive allows one to communicate their preferences, in advance, for medical care in the event they’re incapacitated. Directives go by different names, including living wills, advance medical directives and directives to physicians. Estate Planning Red...

Estate Planning Isn’t Just About Taxes

Last year the estate tax exemption amount was increased to $5 million (returns to $1 million in 2013 unless Congress acts sooner). If your net worth is under this threshold, you might be thinking you can put off estate planning. From a tax-planning perspective, the...