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Estate planning is about accumulating and disposing of your assets.

Estate planning includes planning in case you become unable to speak for yourself, either temporarily or permanently:

  • To keep your financial affairs on track.
  • To assure that you receive the medical care you want, and don't receive the medical care you don't want.

At the least, make sure:

  • You have executed healthcare advance directives so your medical care wishes will be respected even if you become unable to communicate
  • You have a valid will that cannot be challenged because of your health at the time you execute it
  • That you name a guardian or make another provision for minor children
  • That important papers can be located easily
  • That passwords for online accounts are accessible
  • That you have arrangements in place to take care of pets immediately upon your demise and thereafter

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NOTE: If your estate is close to the amount when the federal estate tax starts, it is advisable to consult a tax accountant or attorney. For 2016 the estate and gift tax exemption is $5,450,000. There is no federal estate tax for estates under that amount. (There may still be a state tax.)

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