How Should You Split Your Assets?

By |2024-06-27T10:19:56-05:00June 28th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

One of the most common questions we hear is: "How should I split my assets?" The answer may not be as easy as you'd think. Even if you have children and the natural inclination is to leave everything to them, sometimes it isn't that simple. From different stages in life, to the psychology of [...]

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Estate Planning for the Younger Generations

By |2024-06-24T11:16:45-05:00June 21st, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Estate planning for millennials looks different than planning for the previous generations. Estate planning is no longer just for the wealthy or nearing retirement. Millennials and Gen Z are recognizing the importance of safeguarding their assets and loved ones early on. This blog post dives into the growing trend of young adults taking charge [...]

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Trustees vs. Executors in Estate Planning

By |2024-06-13T10:05:59-05:00June 14th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning|

Trustees vs. executors in estate planning can be a confusing line to define if you're unfamiliar with these roles in estate planning. Estate planning can be a complex web of terms, and two that often cause confusion are trustees and executors. Both play vital roles, but understanding their distinct duties is crucial for crafting [...]

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Irrevocable Grantor Trusts: IRS Ruling May Affect Your Estate Plan

By |2024-04-25T09:47:43-05:00April 26th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Irrevocable Grantor Trusts (IGTs) have been a popular tool for estate planning. They help you reduce estate taxes, avoid probate, and distribute assets according to your wishes. But a new IRS ruling (Revenue Ruling 2023-2) throws a wrench into things. Let's break down what this means for you. What are Irrevocable Grantor Trusts (IGTs)? [...]

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Spring into Action: 7 Reasons to Start Estate Planning Now

By |2024-04-18T11:27:59-05:00April 19th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Reasons to start estate planning this Spring are all about getting a fresh start! Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and there's a fresh sense of renewal in the air. It's the perfect time to tackle that spring cleaning list, but what if we told you there's an even more [...]

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Wills and Trusts: How an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help

By |2024-04-11T10:35:33-05:00April 12th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Wills and trusts may seem like just documents to some, but they are the foundation of protecting your legacy. Estate planning can feel overwhelming, especially when terms like "wills" and "trusts" get thrown around. You know you want to ensure your loved ones are taken care of after you're gone, but navigating these legal [...]

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What is a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT)?

By |2024-04-05T09:16:57-05:00April 5th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT) may be a tool that you need in your estate planning to stay ahead of taxes. In the world of estate planning, the landscape is ever-changing, with tax laws and regulations in constant flux. Recent proposals to alter federal estate and gift tax exemptions serve as a stark [...]

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Preserving Generational Wealth with Estate Planning

By |2024-03-28T10:01:47-05:00March 29th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

How do you preserve generational wealth? In today's fast-paced world, where financial stability and security are paramount concerns, building generational wealth has become a significant goal for many families. Generational wealth isn't just about accumulating riches for oneself; it's about ensuring that those assets are preserved and passed down to future generations. At Lexern [...]

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Leveraging Life Insurance in Estate Planning

By |2024-03-21T09:44:57-05:00March 22nd, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Life insurance in estate planning is a crucial aspect of financial management often overlooked or delayed by many individuals. Yet, it holds significant importance in securing the future for your loved ones and ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Among the myriad tools available for estate planning, life insurance stands out [...]

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Making Your Estate Plan Tax Efficient

By |2024-04-15T10:56:36-05:00March 15th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Making your estate plan tax efficient may not be in the forefront of your mind when it comes to thinking about your legacy. But with the right planning, you'll be able to make your estate plan tax efficient, saving your assets for future generations. Estate planning is not merely about passing on your assets; it's [...]

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