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The Flexibility of a Sprinkling Trust

Mark A. Oller, CTFA |
Wealth Planning

One estate planning option to help reduce your taxable estate and protect assets for beneficiaries.   A discretionary sprinkling trust is designed to provide distributions to those beneficiaries who need them the most.The trustee is given the discretion to “sprinkle” income and/or principal among several beneficiaries or to let it accumulate in the trust.

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Keys to Creating an Effective Trust

Myrian E. Peréz |
Wealth Planning

You expect the trust you create to provide for your beneficiaries’ health, education, maintenance, and support. But how would the trustee handle a discretionary payout? It’s important to design an instrument that will anticipate multiple scenarios and provide tax-saving advantages.Trusts can be extremely effective estate planning tools for minimizing taxes and ensuring your beneficiaries are cared for according to your wishes.

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How Multiple Residences Can Affect Your Living Will

Wealth Planning

Despite your well thought-out plans, your living will, or advance medical directive, may not be valid in all states where you reside.

Advance directives are used throughout the country, but there are no universal forms and individual state law governs these documents.
While some states will recognize the laws of the state where the directive was issued, others may not since the rules may vary from state to state.

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