Estate Planning Blog

Dying Parent’s Financial Affairs Can Be Challenging

Dealing with a sick family member is a challenging and emotional time.
03/23/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Can Grandchildren Inherit?

Children and grandchildren motivate us to think about a will and life insurance. However, it is problematic to name minor children as beneficiaries.
03/22/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Are Inherited IRAs Taxed?

Tax rules on individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are different for inherited IRAs. Some differences are positive.
03/21/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Should I Withdraw more than RMD?

Sometimes only taking the minimum IRA distribution can be a costly mistake. When deciding how much to withdraw this year, you need to consider the big picture. For some people, it makes sense to go big.
02/24/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Do I Really Need a Will?

There are certain financial goals that it's important to check off your list, like having enough money in a savings account to cover emergency expenses and eliminating unhealthy debt. However, here's one goal many people gloss over -- creating a will.
02/23/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Write a Letter of Instruction for Loved Ones

Executors can use additional information in administering estates, especially if the executor is unrelated to the decedent.
02/22/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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What Legal Terms in Estate Planning do Non-Lawyers Need to Know?

For most people, entering the realm of estate planning can feel a bit like traveling as a tourist into another culture. Because the language itself is unfamiliar, asking a question can result in an answer that is equally confusing.
02/18/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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What Should Not Be Included in Trust?

A revocable living trust is a great tool to help your assets pass smoothly to your beneficiaries and it can significantly reduce the headaches of probate.
02/18/22 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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How Do I Stop Heirs from Foolishly Wasting Inheritance?

One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
08/03/21 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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Can You Believe Aging Parents Grow Stubborn and They Know It?

Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.
08/02/21 • by: Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C.
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