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July 2018 Archives

Easing the emotional blocks of estate planning

There are two issues most people don't want to discuss -- death and taxes. However, they're the very things that Arkansas residents need to ponder when they're making estate planning decisions. When people look at this planning from the perspective of how it will benefit their loved ones, it is likely to become easier. The first thing to realize is that simply planning around end-of-life issues doesn't actually bring about death.

Estate planning tips for those married to non-US citizens

Love doesn't understand boundaries. And so there are times when U.S. citizens fall in love and marry citizens of another country. But how does that affect things in Arkansas when it comes to estate planning? There are actually three areas of which to be mindful in these cases.

Making business succession planning a part of estate planning

Business owners likely know that during the course of planning their estates, they might also look into succession planning for their businesses. Top notch estate planning in Arkansas is all-encompassing and leaves no stone unturned. A business, for most entrepreneurs, is akin to a child -- it's born, nurtured, raised and ultimately one day, let go of in some fashion.

Creating a trust for your pets

Pets can be just as much a part of your family as anyone else. You love and care for your pet and they are a big part of your life. After you have passed on, you still want your pet taken care of and happy. Is there a way to do this?

The duties involved in trust administration

Many in Arkansas have learned that setting up a trust can be a complicated process, but it is one way in which to provide security for one's heirs or for members of the family who have special circumstances. Trusts are ideal for complex assets, children with special needs or dependents who may be incapable of receiving a full inheritance at once. Perhaps even more complex than creating the trust is trust administration, and a great deal depends on the reliability of the successor trustee.

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