What’s trending on NP Trusts & Estates



June 07, 2017

Trusts & Estates Blog

Author(s): Sarah T. Connolly, Kenneth F. Hunt, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Sarah M. Richards

Tackling the costs of education, helping children spot financial scams, choosing a guardian for your children, Trump’s tax plan revealed, and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

Wealth Management

Education planning, financial aid and student loans

College acceptance letters have arrived. Seniors are looking forward to their new adventure. For some there are financial questions lurking in their minds and their loved ones’ minds.—Trusts and Estates Editorial Team

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Can your child spot a check-cashing scam?

Parents spent a great deal of time focusing on their children’s formal education. But if we don’t teach banking basics, we are leaving our children open to scammers’ tricks.—Sarah M. Richards

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Estate Planning

Choosing a guardian for your children

Many people worry endlessly about whom to select to take over the parenting duties of their minor children in the unlikely event of the death of both parents. Here are some options and thoughts to help you sort out whom you should select.—Sarah T. Connolly

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What is intestacy and how to avoid it

Your state has drafted a will for you—and you may not like the result.—Kenneth F. Hunt

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Estate Administration and Tax

Trump’s tax plan revealed — repeal the “death tax”

Trump vows to repeal the “death tax,” but details are scant.—Annette K. Eaton

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What is included in your gross estate?

With information on these eight asset types, your estate planning attorney can help you create a comprehensive estate plan to meet your circumstances and needs.—Mary-Benham B. Nygren

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Tips for working with a legal team on estate settlement

Estate administration is complicated. Here’s how you can make the process easier and more efficient.—Sarah M. Richards

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