For a long time, there were many complicated LGBT estate planning issues that needed to be addressed because LGBT individuals were not allowed to marry the person who they loved. This created substantial complications for many reasons. A life partner was often unable to make medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated loved one, and assets could not easily be transferred from one life partner to the other without the risk of incurring estate tax when an estate was large. And these … [Read more...] about What Types of LGBT Estate Planning Issues Could LGBT Individuals Face?
Indianapolis estate planning lawyers can provide you with help if you are a parent or other caregiver of young children. It is imperative that you put plans in place in order to ensure that your children are cared for if something should happen to you and you become unable to raise them into adulthood. Frank & Kraft can help you to address the key issues that matter when it comes to making sure that you provide stability and security for children in the event that something happens … [Read more...] about How Can Indianapolis Estate Planning Lawyers Help You Make Sure Minor Children are Provided For?
Indianapolis pet planning is very important if you are a pet owner. Your animals depend upon you for their safety and their security, just as other family members do. You owe it to your pets to make sure that they are safe and provided for if something should happen to you and you become unable to care for them. Frank & Kraft can provide you with assistance with the Indianapolis pet planning process. We can help you to make a pet plan as part of a comprehensive estate plan that … [Read more...] about The Importance of Indianapolis Pet Planning
Beneficiary designations can be a simple way to pass assets at death. While beneficiary designations avoid probate, they may introduce other problems. This article shows how a revocable trust can provide a more flexible way to achieve a client’s goals. 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 4: Beneficiary Designations … [Read more...] about 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 4: Beneficiary Designations
Estate planning for the international client can be tricky. This article looks at the estate tax treatment of U.S. citizens and non-resident aliens. The article then looks at an example of someone who lived in the U.S. and then departed. Planning for the International Client … [Read more...] about Planning for the International Client
This article examines the death of Charlotte Fox, one of the most famous mount climbers ever, who fell down her stairs at home. You never know what risks might be around the corner, so you should be prepared. The article looks at the elements of a basic plan. Planning for the Unexpected … [Read more...] about Planning for the Unexpected
An estate plan considers many important aspects. One of the many aspects to consider is the impact of taxes. This article examines some of the many ways consideration of taxes might impact an estate plan. 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 6: Taxes … [Read more...] about 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 6: Taxes
An estate plan considers not just to whom assets should go, but also how. Each beneficiary is unique and the estate plan should consider their unique situation. This article looks at a couple with three very different children and how they might leave the assets for them in three very different ways. 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 3: Your Kids … [Read more...] about 6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 3: Your Kids
Only 44% of Americans have even a simple Will. We procrastinate for several reasons. Learn those reasons and how to push past them. Learn, briefly, why planning is important. Estate Planning is Too Important to Procrastinate … [Read more...] about Estate Planning is Too Important to Procrastinate
Many factors go into retirement decisions. This article examines many of those factors, such as where to retire, access to healthcare, income taxation, estate taxation, property taxation, etc. This article includes many links to helpful lists. Retirement is Complicated … [Read more...] about Retirement is Complicated