Estate Planning

estate-270Estate planning is the process of accumulating and disposing of an estate to maximize the goals of the estate owner.

The various goals of estate planning include making sure the greatest amount of the estate passes to the estate owner's intended beneficiaries, often including paying the least amount of taxes and avoiding or minimizing probate court involvement.

Relatively simple techniques can save over $250,000 in federal estate taxes. Other strategies can avoid probate and administrative expenses, as well as providing for asset management in the event of disability