Everything you need to know about estate planning

Proper estate planning requires careful consideration of many factors: reducing taxes, providing for loved ones, passing on assets in an orderly fashion, creating a charitable legacy and more.

Better understand your choices and make informed decisions with our complimentary estate planning guide.

It will help you understand important topics such as:

  • Having valid and current Wills for all adults in the family
  • Evaluating insurance coverage
  • Understanding ownership structures (i.e. the use of Joint Tenancy agreements)
  • Realizing advanced estate-planning opportunities (i.e. the use of Living Trusts)
  • Planning charitable gifts

Download

Helping your family settle your estate

The last thing you want your loved ones worrying about is tracking down records of assets, accounts, policies, liabilities, legal contracts, and other documents required to settle your estate.

The Family Inventory checklist gathers all the necessary documents and details in one place to help ensure all assets are accounted for and considered, and that your loved ones are taken care of. In particular, the checklist will help your beneficiaries:

  • Locate necessary documents
  • Identify professional advisors
  • Estimate the value of personal assets
  • Consolidate a record of personal and business investments
  • Itemize real estate, life insurance and pension plan information
  • Keep track of the latest Wills and Powers of Attorney

Download

Asset protection, wealth transfer and estate settlement solutions

A Will and estate plan can be more than a set of directions for executors and loved ones; proactive estate planning can provide the peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be carried out and your loved ones taken care of.

Our estate planning solutions could be ideal if you need help:

  • Investing your assets while guaranteeing a payout for your beneficiaries
  • Maximizing the wealth you pass on to your loved one through tax-minimization strategies
  • Replacing your income in the event of a disability, critical illness or long-term care situation
  • Transferring your wealth to your beneficiaries tax efficiently
  • Providing liquidity to help meet the tax obligations and costs associated with settling your estate
  • Determining the most effective way to give to the charitable causes you support
  • Managing executor or Power of Attorney duties

To learn more about protecting and transferring wealth, please contact us.