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The Top Ten Reasons You Need to Do Estate Planning in 2012

Visit EstatePlanning.com for free resources, including a one-hour webinar on Planning Opportunities Not to Miss in 2012, November 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. E.T. Does it seem like you are hearing more about estate planning lately? Well, you probably are. The financial press...

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Estate Planning – A Process, Not an Event

You have signed all of your estate planning documents and, if your plan includes trusts, completed their funding. You sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with completing that task. But don’t bask in that feeling for too long—estate planning is an...

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An Introduction to Asset Protection Planning

Almost everyone knows someone who had a problem and lost everything. Claims can, for example, allege professional liability, responsibility for a car accident, or unpaid creditors. Whether meritorious or not, defense can be enormously costly. With our litigious...

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Planning You Should Consider Now

These are difficult times. The "experts" now acknowledge that we are in a recession - and that we have been so for some time. Consumer confidence is low. As a result many of us are concerned, wondering what planning we should do now, if any. For the vast majority of...

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New FDIC Rules: Are You Protected?

With the rash of bank failures, you may wonder whether - and to what extent - the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) will protect your bank accounts. Fortunately, new rules from the FDIC clarify how you can ensure maximum FDIC insurance coverage. You may...

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Planning for Pets

For many pet owners, pets are members of the family. These individuals often say that if something happens to them, they are more concerned with what will happen to their pets than to their children or spouse. This issue of The Wealth Advisor examines the issues...

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Trusts Solve Client Needs and Add Value to Wealth Plans

Some think that trusts are used only for end-of-life planning. Trusts, however, are like wrenches: they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, each particularly suited to a particular need. Some are for wealth accumulation while others are for wealth...

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Identifying Hidden Financial Risks Creates Sales Demand

The world changes; clients’ circumstances change; motivations and interests change. As these changes occur—often gradually—“hidden” risks emerge that can significantly deteriorate future wealth if left unattended. By “hidden” risks, we mean exposures of which the...

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Planning for Blended Families: Part I – Intake Process

The “blended family” comprises a fast-growing segment of US households. Whether an attorney or investment advisor, fine-tune your intake or initial interview process to determine the desirability of representing a blended-family client, assess the accepted client to...

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Why Estate Planning Is Still Important

With the federal gift and estate tax exemption currently at $5.25 million per person ($10.5 million for married couples), some clients and potential clients with “smaller” estates may wonder if they need any estate planning. But there are many reasons to do estate...

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Income Tax Planning: What Estate Planners Need to Know

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (which became law on January 2, 2013) made permanent the temporary estate/gift/generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions established in December 2010, increased the rate on non-exempt estates/gifts/generation-skipping...

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Income Tax Planning with Alaska Community Property Trusts

The Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) provides substantial income and estate tax benefits to the married residents of the nine “community property” states. A tenth state – Alaska – allows married couples to opt in to the community property regime and reap these benefits....

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Using Trusts to Protect Inherited IRAs

Many clients have large IRAs and retirement plan accounts and need special estate planning for these assets. A 2009 study by the Investment Company Institute found that retirement plans account for 34% of all household financial assets, up from 14% in 1978; IRAs alone...

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Planning with Execution

Financial planning has become a generic term. You find it mentioned across media channels from banks to brokerages to accounting firms to personal finance. While the term itself may be diluted, planning is the first step in securing your long-term security. But this...

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LEGACY PLANNING…ASSET PROTECTION…WEALTH PRESERVATION…SINCE 1991
1277 KELLY JOHNSON BOULEVARD, STE. 250
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 80920
(719) 447-8797
Copyright © 2012 Buckley Law