Why is Estate Planning Important - Werner Law Firm

Why Is Estate Planning Important?

An estate plan encapsulates all elements utilized to preserve a person’s legacy after death. This includes managing and bequeathing their belongings, anticipating and sidestepping unwanted complications, and developing strategies for unforeseen incapacity or permanent disability. Simply put, an estate plan is composed of several different contingencies and plans of action in the event of certain …

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6 Key Estate Planning Questions to Ask Your Attorney - Werner Law

6 Key Estate Planning Questions to Ask Your Attorney

Despite popular opinion, the benefits of estate planning are not limited to the rich and powerful. Taking care of your estate before death not only ensures a quick and painless transition for your loved ones but can avoid unwanted or awkward situations in complex cases, including owning properties in separate states, outdated or misinformed beneficiary …

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Form 1041 Instructions Explained - Werner Law

Form 1041 Instructions Explained

An estate consists of everything you owned in death. A trust is a legal entity funded by your property and managed by a third-party trustee for the sake of your chosen beneficiaries. In both instances, these are accumulations of property and assets meant to be passed onto others at some point after your death (usually). …

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Personal Representative vs Trustee: What's the Difference? - Werner Law

Personal Representative vs Trustee: What’s the Difference?

Personal Representative vs Trustee When creating a plan for your estate, it is important to ask who will physically carry out that plan. Personal representatives and trustees, while sometimes confused for one another, are two very different roles of crucial importance in the estate planning process. While both have a fiduciary duty to you and …

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