Additionally, individuals who do not plan to protect the size of their estates may be making big mistakes. The greater a person’s estate, the more they may end up paying in taxes, so individuals who wish to reduce their tax burdens and ensure that their wealth goes to the people they love should be aware of how gifts during their lifetimes can help reduce estate sizes and, therefore, financial liabilities.

There are many ways that individuals can make costly errors in the execution of their estates. However, getting the right information about estate planning options can help them avoid these mistakes and the expensive repercussions that can accompany them when estate planners pass away.

Philip J. Kavesh
Nationally recognized attorney helping clients with customized estate planning guidance for over 40 years.
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