Estate Planning Posts

What Are The Different Types of Life Insurance Policies?

Life insurance policies can be very simple or extremely complex given the circumstances. Much of this is a function of the type of policy and how it is being used.

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) for Estate Planning

Life insurance owned by an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) can be the easiest and most efficient way to reduce estate taxes and preserve your wealth.

Premium Financing Life Insurance

Life insurance premium financing is the process of borrowing money from a third-party lender to pay for large life insurance premiums.

Premium Financing Life Insurance

Premium Financing Life Insurance

Life insurance premium financing is the process of borrowing money from a third-party lender to pay for large life insurance premiums.

The Benefits of a Life Insurance 1035 Exchange

A life insurance 1035 Exchange is a tax-free transfer of policy values from a life insurance or annuity policy to a new policy. This allows policy owners to avoid taxation on policy gains from the old policy to the new policy. Section 1035 of the Internal Revenue...

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The Definitive Guide To Split Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements

A Split Dollar Life Insurance Plan is a sophisticated strategy that can help with the payment of life insurance premiums for executive benefits and estate planning purposes.

Split Dollar can be a great tool for a company looking to provide additional benefits to key employees, or for individuals interested in minimizing gift tax for estate planning purposes.

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Naming Your Life Insurance Policy Beneficiary – Things to Consider

One of the most important parts of owning a life insurance policy is naming the beneficiary.

Properly naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy can be a key decision to ensure the proceeds are distributed and used properly.

We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help provide additional guidance.

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Ultimate Guide to Buy Sell Agreements with Life Insurance

A buy-sell agreement funded with life and disability insurance protects the owners of a business due to the death, disability, or retirement of its owners.

Buy-sell agreements are designed to protect the interests of all owner’s dictating when an owner can sell their interest, who can buy it, and what price will be paid.

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The Benefits of A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT)

Spousal Lifetime Access Trust(s) are ideal for married couples with a potential estate tax liability who want flexibility in their estate planning.

A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust allows one spouse to be a beneficiary of the trust, while the other spouse is the grantor of the trust.

A Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT) allows a client to make irrevocable transfers of assets.

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