Everyone needs to do estate planning. It is more than just planning for death. Estate planning is designing a program for effective wealth building, preservation, and disposition of property at the minimum possible tax cost. This exceptional mini-course surveys wills, living trusts, gifts, marital property, and probate avoidance. Designed to eliminate estate problems and death taxes, the emphasis is on practical solutions that are cost effective. The text reviews and explains both federal gift and estate tax systems giving practice pointers and planning observations.
Delivery Method: Online Self Study
Advanced Preparation: None
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1. Identify the key participants and their roles in a coordinated estate plan and recognize probate process including trust administration;
2. Determine specialized estate planning tools noting the use of trusts and identify how such tools save death taxes and transfer wealth while accentuating asset control;
3. Specify recommended trust provisions and requirements noting how these terms and rules impact estate and trust taxation.
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