Estate Planning Essentials: Survivor's Trust

By WealthCounsel Staff on Oct 25, 2019 12:10:32 PM

When planning for married couples are joint trusts more advantageous or are separate trusts the way to go? Many married couples have their assets so intertwined that separate individual trusts might not be the best estate planning tool for them. However, joint trusts often don’t provide the same level of flexibility as separate trusts. A Survivor’s Trust, on the other hand, provides the surviving spouse with the same kind of versatility at first death that he or she would have had if the couple had used separate trusts at the outset.

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Current Developments in Estate Planning and Business Law: October Review

By WealthCounsel Staff on Oct 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

From sweeping employee classifications changes in California to uncertainties regarding the future of New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act—we’ve seen some impactful developments in estate planning and business law. To ensure that you stay abreast of these legal changes, we’ve highlighted five noteworthy developments and analyzed how they may impact your estate planning and business law practice. 

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4 Considerations for Your Law Firm’s Contingency Plan

By WealthCounsel Staff on Oct 14, 2019 11:28:08 AM

You help your clients plan for the unexpected, but have you done the same for your law firm? To ensure that your law firm stays healthy and profitable during a disruptive event (whether it’s a recession, unexpected health event, or natural disaster), attorneys should make sure they have a well thought out contingency plan for their business. 

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