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September 2018 Archives

Estate planning particularly important to business owners

Small business owners in Texas and elsewhere around the country have a mountain of details to manage. Whether dealing with day-to-day operations or future goals, it is important to consider the long-term viability of the business. Most owners have likely not given much thought to how their companies should be run after they are gone. However, experts strongly suggest that business owners go through the estate planning process to avoid future complications.

The importance of long-term care plannng

Those Texas residents and others around the country who are nearing retirement age are likely looking forward to leaving the schedules and routines of the working world behind. While most will certainly miss the paycheck they once received, many will rely on retirement funding from corporate plans or personal accounts. Some may have even considered long-term care planning while building their retirement portions. However, those thinking about obtaining long-term care insurance should do so before it becomes cost-prohibitive.

Importance of having a will, avoiding probate

Aretha Franklin, known as the Queen of Soul, recently passed away at the age of 76. Though her estate was estimated at over $80 million, she reportedly died without a will. Many Texas residents and others all across the country are in the same situation, leaving heirs in uncertainty about their inheritances. Even those with wills in place may find themselves in the process of probate litigation, depending on how an estate plan is established. Experts offer recommendation on how to ensure one's assets are distributed the way they wish.

Celebrity estate planning errors and how to avoid them

Many Texas residents follow the lives of celebrities online or in the tabloids. Their opulent lifestyles may seem exotic and glamorous. However, certain issues they face are the same as everyone else, albeit on a larger scale. Problems may arise in estate planning for anyone, regardless of the amount of assets. Experts have cited mistakes some celebrities have made in their estate plans, though the errors could occur with anyone.


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