Inheritance Planning 101

The process of inheritance planning involves the execution of various different legally binding documents. There are basic estate plans, and more complex estate plans. First we will look at the anatomy of the basic estate plan, and then we will take a glance at some of the more complex inheritance planning techniques. The Last Will or Last Will & Testament A very common inheritance planning device is the last will or last will and testament. Just about everyone has heard of this document. It is used to record your final wishes regarding how you want your financial assets distributed among your heirs after you die. There are a couple of other things to consider if you are using a last will to arrange for the transfer of your assets. Someone has to actually conduct the business of the estate after you pass away. This individual is called the executor or personal representative. It should be noted that a female estate administrator is sometimes called an executrix. When you are planning


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