Estate Planning

Before you start developing your estate plan and focus so much attention on taxes, step back. Reorient your perspective. Fundamentally, estate planning is not about death and taxes. Instead, the most important goal of estate planning should be to provide “A Legacy for the Living.”

Will you leave chaos? Or, will you leave a well-conceived plan with information to help your family in its confused times?

Your incapacity or death will radically impact your family. Yet, seventy percent of Americans do not have an estate plan. Failure to plan and a failure to provide basic information in virtually every case will create family conflict, cause the dissipation of assets you have spent a lifetime building, or result in the payment of income and estate taxes that might have been avoided easily.

Please review the following articles for insightful estate planning information. For reprint permission or to download copies, please contact Jeff Scroggin at 770.640.1101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Estate Planning Consists of Three principal elements
A plan designed to provide for the dsiposition of your assets(at the least possible estate and income tax cost)
The execution of documents that properly provide for your incapacity and death
Detail facts about your assets and liabilities
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
- Henry Ford

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