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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Handling a Loved One’s Will & Texas Probate After a Death

The death of a loved one can open up more than just profound grief. It can also unleash a series of essential tasks that surviving family members may need to complete as part of the decedent’s estate — and as

In Less Than 19 Months, Estate Tax Exemptions Will Likely Change. Are You Ready?

Millions in estate tax exemptions could vanish forever on Jan. 1, 2026. With that, you could lose potential opportunities to mitigate certain estate tax obligations. You may also be unknowingly subjected to higher estate tax rates if you haven’t put the

More Folks Are Setting Up ILITs & Other Trusts Ahead of 2026. Find Out Why.

Irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs) could be uniquely advantageous and offer greater peace of mind if set up before Jan. 1, 2026. That’s because ILITs may provide a more effective way of reducing the value of an estate and preserving

Find Out the Advantages of Setting Up GRATs Now, Ahead of Sunsetting Estate Tax Exemptions

Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) may offer some distinct advantages if you set them up before Dec. 31, 2025. That’s because federal estate tax exemptions and gift tax exclusions will be sunsetting on January 1, 2026, if the laws don’t

Putting an Estate Plan on the Backburner Could Backfire Soon. Here’s Why.

Estate planning doesn’t need to top your to-do list constantly, but there are some very good reasons it should be a priority before 2026. In fact, whether or not you currently have an estate plan, you’ll likely be better off creating one or