A well-designed estate plan* can:
- Include instructions for passing your values (religion, education, work ethic, etc.) in addition to your valuables.
- Include instructions for your care if you become disabled before you die.
- Name a guardian and an inheritance manager for minor children.
- Provide for family members with special needs without disrupting government benefits.
- Provide for loved ones who might be irresponsible with money or who may need future protection from creditors or divorce.
- Provide for the transfer of your business at your retirement, disability, or death.
- Minimize taxes, court costs, and unnecessary legal fees.
- Be an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Your plan should be reviewed and updated as your family and financial situations (and laws) change over your lifetime.
*Estate planning, like tax planning, is a multidisciplinary art. Estate planning often requires collaboration among your attorney, accountant, and financial planner. GWM are not attorneys or CPA's. We are here to be a vital part of your estate planning team.
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