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September 05, 2011

Inherited Roth IRA

Even though an inherited Roth IRA is subject to tax levies when transferred to beneficiaries, it can be a smart approach for keeping financial assets out of probate. Account holders pay taxes when they make deposits into the IRA, but fund might be subjected to estate tax if they exceed allowable exemptions.

When heirs acquire an inherited Roth IRA it's best to retain the services of a tax accountant. Rules surrounding estate tax has changed over the past three years, with additional changes planned for 2012.

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August 30, 2011

Inherited

Have you ever inherited anything from a deceased relative? If so, you know it's a bittersweet experience. Inheritance gifts hold many sentiments. They can alter your life if consisting of large sums of money or valuable property such as real estate or jewels.

Inherited gifts can be a blessing or a curse. As a probate liquidator, I've watched many families engage in inheritance wars over a deceased relative's belongings. I've also seen the disappointment on people's faces when they discover everything their relative owned has to be sold to pay off outstanding debts or past due taxes.

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January 11, 2010

Inheritance Law

In the United States, inheritance law is governed by the Uniform Probate Code. In place since 1969, UPC is a statute that outlines what happens to assets, debts, and financial affairs of a deceased person. Currently 18 states have adopted the Uniform Probate Code in its entirety, while the remaining 32 states have adopted parts of it.

Although inheritance law varies by state, the majority adhere to similar processes. First, an estate executor must be appointed. Oftentimes the executor is appointed through the decedent's last will. If no will exists, or the appointed estate executor does not want to accept responsibility, an Administrator will be appointed through probate court.

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January 05, 2010

Inheritance

Investing your inheritance can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. However, if you take time to conduct research and learn about various investment opportunities, you can benefit for many years to come.

Inheritance investments can help you reach your financial goals, so take time to develop an investment strategy. Start by composing a list of your wants and needs. Determine how much money you're going to need now and in the future. This information will help you chose investments best suited for your needs.

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December 19, 2009

Heir

Heir is the term used to reference an individual entitled to inheritance property. Legal heirs can include surviving spouse, biological or adopted children, and direct lineage relatives such as mother, father, sister or brother.

Each heir should be listed within last will and testament along with specific inheritance property they will receive. When decedents elect to disinherit heirs they should include a disinheritance statement within their last will. This provides evidence to the probate court the decedent knew the heir was alive, but intentionally chose to leave them out of their Will.

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July 03, 2009

Last Will and Testament

Executing a Last Will and Testament is a relatively simple and inexpensive process. A Will is used to bequeath inheritance to beneficiaries. There are many ways to draft a Will, but the most common is to utilize the services of a professional estate planner. Doing so can protect the Will from being contested in probate court.

The Last Will and Testament involves several elements. First, a probate executor is designated to handle estate-related affairs. Estate administrators are responsible for a variety of duties, so it is best to discuss this position with the person before naming them in the Will.

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April 26, 2009

Inheritance Cash Advances

Inheritance cash advances aren't loans. There are no monthly payments to pay back. Inheritance cash advances don't have to be repaid by heirs at all. The estate repays the lender once it has been probated.

Inheritance cash advances supply money to beneficiaries of estates immediately. When a loved one dies, their estate goes into probate unless the decedent created an irrevocable living trust. The probate courts ensure the validity of the Last Will and Testament of the deceased, but the courts main purpose is to ensure creditors are paid before heirs.

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February 05, 2009

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

An irrevocable life insurance trust is a useful tool for your estate planning arsenal. Not only does a life insurance trust exclude death benefits from estate taxation, it also keeps life insurance proceeds from undergoing the probate process.

Upon establishment of an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT), your life insurance policy is held inside the trust. A contract is used to administer the policy and assigned benefits for designated beneficiaries. Although the life insurance policy cannot be changed once the ILIT is established, the owner retains control over how beneficiaries will receive their benefits.

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January 20, 2009

Florida Probate Lawyer

A Florida probate lawyer handles estates of Florida residents who are deceased. Probate is the legal process used to inventory, appraise and distribute assets and financial holdings owned by decedents. Nearly all Florida estates must undergo the probate process unless they have established a revocable or irrevocable trust.

When possible, it is best to hire a Florida probate lawyer long before you need their services. Probate lawyers can assist with estate planning and utilize techniques which allow people to keep certain assets out of probate or avoid the probate process altogether

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December 30, 2008

Unclaimed Inheritance from Wills

Currently, billions of dollars in unclaimed inheritance from Wills is sitting in government trust funds across the nation. Experts suggest millions of heirs are entitled to money and valuable assets left to them by a deceased relative or friend. The majority of assets go unclaimed simply because the beneficiary changed their name or moved from their residence.

The majority of unclaimed inheritance from Wills is generated from life insurance policies. Life insurance companies must be notified when the policyholder dies. If no one notifies the issuing company the policy sits dormant until claimed by rightful heirs

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