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How to Name a Guardian for Your Child

March 17, 2014
Thinking about worst case scenarios for your life isn’t a very enjoyable undertaking, and planning for those worst case scenarios is even harder. Suddenly, you’re seriously discussing what would happen if, for...

Planning for Long Term Care

March 8, 2014
Few of us like to think about getting older. We don’t want to admit we may need help getting around in 40, 20, or even 10 years. We don’t like to think about how our health in our senior years could affect our...

What Is an IRA Trust?

March 6, 2014
In our last post, we talked about the IRD taxes that your beneficiaries will have to pay after they inherit your IRA. These taxes cannot be eliminated, but they can be reduced with the “stretch out” plan we...

What Happens to Your Pet When You Die?

March 4, 2014
Your dog is more than just an animal that lives in your home. He is a family member. A companion. A friend. And like a child, your pet relies on you for food, shelter, and happiness . . . But what happens to your pet when you...

How to Reduce Income Taxes

February 14, 2014
When your beneficiary inherits your tax-deferred retirement plan (whether it’s a 401(k), IRA, 403(b), or SEP) after you pass away, they are required to pay taxes on all the money they receive. These taxes, which could...

Gun Transfer After Death

January 31, 2014
Do you own guns? Whether you have one, two, or a whole collection, it is important that you learn about gun transfer after death. If the gun (or guns) is not transferred properly, your beneficiaries could end up facing state...

Estate Planning Administration

January 28, 2014
Eventually every Estate Plan requires administration. What is administration in the context of an estate plan? To put it simply, it is the process that occurs after someone has passed. Many people neglect to prepare for their...

What Is Estate Planning?

January 14, 2014
At LifeGen Law Group, estate planning is a large part of what we do. But what is estate planning? In this post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we get. Does everyone have an “Estate”? You are...