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and be prepared to give CPR if
you don’t want to rely on Social
Security, relatives or social services
agencies for your well-being when
you are elderly.
II. Why do you need estate
Succession is the mandatory court
proceeding which completes all
Planning is your strategy to overthe legal and financial matters of
come obstacles in preserving your
the decedent. If there is a Will, the
wealth during life and transferring it Probate Court reviews it and rules
after death. The principal obstacle all on it validity. It pays off all creditors
of us face in planning our estates are: and inventories all assets. Finally,
it changes the title of all the assets
2. DEATH TAX (Federal Estate
from the name of the decedent to
the names of the beneficiaries name
in the Will. This procedure usually
4. IT IS A PUBLIC PROCESS
takes one to three years.
5. LONG DELAYS, UP TO 2
VII. What are the disadvanYEARS OR MORE
tages of Probate?
6. VERY COSTLY
For benefits of court supervision in
7. AGGRAVATION and STRESS Probate, your family will pay a heavy
III. What methods are used to
plan an estate?
Excessive fees: Attorney’s fees, ExThere are three basic methods we
ecutor’s fees, Appraisal fees, Court
can use to plan an estate?
filing fees and Bond Premiums are
1. Do nothing
in some circumstances, astronomi2. Create a Will
3. Establish a Revocable Living
Excessive delays: Probate averages
IV. What happens if I do
between six months and three years
to complete, depending on the
Believe it or not, a majority of
complexity of the Estate. It has been
Americans choose to do nothing.
reported that the national average is
It has been reported that 70% of all
almost two-year delay.
Americans have no estate plan. As
VIII. Have a Revocable Trust;
a consequence, upon their death,
Make an Easy Transition without Courts.
state law dictates how their Estate
is distributed. Unfortunately, the
government’s plan has no particular ARTIST continued from Page 28
concern for the best interest in your paintings, but it is her determinafamily.
tion that leads her to complete her
V. Is creating a Will a good
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