An executor is the person whom you name to handle the settlement of your estate after you die, taking your estate through probate, a court-supervised process that winds up your affairs in the state where you were living at the time of your death.
Being a trustee is difficult but adopting these four best practices employed by professional trustees will go a long way to ensure that you’ll effectively execute your duties and mitigate your liability.
All couples can now take advantage of tax benefits for married partners, pass assets from one spouse to another with ease and qualify for Social Security spousal and survivor benefits. However, not all couples want to get married.
Perhaps the largest number of people who may benefit from asset protection planning are those who are at most mildly concerned about asset protection issues, or not even aware of the need for such planning.
Even if you’ve already drawn up a will, if you’re in one of these situations, it’s a good idea to review your final wishes and make any necessary changes, so your money and personal belongings are left in the right hands.