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Estate Planning Essentials: How Does Estate Planning Keep Us Out of Court? [Video]

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Estate Planning Mistakes | Putting Your House In Childs Name [Video]

Today we'll be covering some estate planning mistakes way too many people make; putting your house in your child's name. Yes, it will avoid probate, but will open them up to a big world of taxation. When you add your child to the deed of the house, they take on the same cost-basis you have. A cost-basis is defined as, "the original value of an asset for tax purposes, usually the purchase price". So, if you paid $70K for your house 25 years ago, and now it's worth $800K in this wild market we have currently; your child will assume the property upon your death with the cost-basis of $70K. So if they wanted to sell the property at today's value, the $800K, they'd be on the hook to pay tax on $770K. This is an oversimplification, but hopefully you get the drift. On the contrary, if you set things up so they properly inherited the house, their cost-basis would be whatever the house was worth on the date of your death. So if it was worth $800K the day you pass away and your child sold it a little later for $800K; they would owe nothing in taxes.Unfortunately, I can not tell you what the "proper" way of planning your estate is in this video due to everyone having a different set of circumstances. Every state has different laws and you would need to consult with a tax or legal professional on the best way to setup your estate. Estate planning trustsEstate planning willsEstate planning tipsEstate planning basicsEquipment I used for this video:Camera: https://amzn.to/3fQt5LUTripod: https://amzn.to/2K2dzMfLighting: https://amzn.to/2SB8IppSoftware for Mac: https://amzn.to/2Sw4hw9Software for Windows: Davinci ResolveCheaper Alternatives:Camera: Cell phoneTripod: Balance on a book 🤷🏽‍♂️Editing Software: iMovie or Video Editor for Windows or use your phone.Lighting: The sun 😎

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In the latest of our yearlong Medicaid & Estate Planning webinar series in collaboration with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, held on September 2, 2021, partner Constantina Papageorgiou discussed: • Medicaid eligibility.• Medicaid planning and asset protection.• Empowering caretakers through health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney, and guardianships.• Wills, trusts, and other planning techniques.• Preventing the dissipation of assets to taxes, creditors, and long-term care expenses.• Preserving personal and family wealth.• Planning for succession and distribution of assets.