Wealth Transfer & Preservation
Families spend a lifetime accumulating assets and building an estate with the intention of passing it on to their heirs or charitable beneficiaries. Without proper planning, a person’s death can create significant hardships on the people for which the estate was created and assets are not passed on as intended.
Having a proper strategy in place can eliminate many of these problems that arise during the settlement of an estate and ensure you accomplish the following:
- Ensure that your wishes are honored when you are unable to manage your own affairs.
- Communicate your wishes and expectations precisely to your family and heirs.
- Provide for your family’s financial security.
- Provide capital to meet immediate liquidity needs for settlement costs.
- Facilitate the timely distribution of assets by avoiding probate proceedings.
- Maximize the estate for transfer by minimizing taxes and expenses.
- Ensure that all beneficiaries are named in accordance with the most recent will.
- Avoid publicity by keeping the proceedings out of the public record.
- Conserve the estate so later generations can benefit.
- Leave a charitable legacy with a gift of assets or a trust.