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What’s a ‘Sprinkling Trust’?

A pot trust, also referred to as a discretionary, sprinkling or common pot trust, is a type of trust that can be used by families to pass on assets. With this type of trust, minor children serve as beneficiaries with a trustee that oversees the management of trust assets. The trustee has discretionary power to decide how the trust funds are used to pay for the care and needs of beneficiaries.

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Retirement Feels Like Summer All Year Long

After a long and busy career, you’re getting ready to retire or you’ve just retired. It’s about to be summer all year long—the days are as busy or as easy as you choose. Your time, at last, is your own. Now would be a good time to get your estate planning in order, when the press of daily meetings and deadlines has lessened or is gone from your schedule.

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Can You Gift Money on Your Deathbed?

One sure-fire way your clients can reduce the size of their taxable estate is to give gifts to loved ones while they’re still alive. But when are ‘deathbed gifts’ considered to be complete for estate and gift tax purposes?

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Should I Use a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust is a popular strategy for those who want to help someone in need without risking that the person will lose their eligibility for programs that require their income or assets to remain below a certain limit.

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Do Single People Need Estate Planning?

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. However, if you have any assets, familial connections, or interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.

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