A QTIP Trust Is Great for Blended Families

A QTIP Trust Is Great for Blended Families

A qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust allows an individual, called the grantor, to leave assets for a surviving spouse and determine how the trust’s assets are split up after the surviving spouse dies.

Estate Planning for Blended Families

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Traditional, very simple estate planning may not be sufficient to accomplish estate planning goals in many blended family situations.

What a Blended Family Needs to Know about Finances

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When combining finances as a new family, there’s lots to consider. To make the best choices, here are six key areas to plan ahead and consider.

Multiple Marriages and Blended Families Create Unique Situations

Planning for incapacity and death in a blended family requires a more complex approach than for traditional families. By its very nature, the blended family has more fault lines. As parents and stepparents age, planning needs to take this fact of modern life into consideration. Clarifying Roles…

How Do I Avoid Estate Planning Mistake with a Blended Family?

Having a Will

A second marriage can be a balm for the heartache of losing a spouse, be it through death or divorce. Nevertheless, if there are children or other heirs involved, you should consider carefully what will happen with your money and possessions when you pass on.

How Do You Split Estate in a Blended Family?

A second marriage can be a balm for the heartache of losing a spouse, be it through death or divorce. Nevertheless, if there are children or other heirs involved, you should consider carefully what will happen with your money and possessions when you pass on.

Aging Parents and Blended Families Create Estate Planning Challenges

When Can Estate Assets Be Distributed?

We have seen some step siblings able to all get along fine but they seem to be the exception. More likely, one sibling feels divided loyalty to the birth parent, not the step-parent.

Planning for Blended Families

Planning for Blended Families Serving Families throughout Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Surrounding Areas Times have changed. In the new millennium, whether due to the death of a spouse or through divorce, blended families now outnumber traditional nuclear families. And the number is likely to grow, based on current statistics and trends. Many […]

How Can I Minimize My Probate Estate?

How Can I Minimize My Probate Estate

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Anyone with a bank account, house, car or other personal property should have a will.

How You Title Assets Impacts Your Estate

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The way in which assets are titled can be vital.