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Wealth Transfer Planning


Wealth transfer planning is unique in every situation. Effective wealth transfer planning focuses on the needs of your desired beneficiaries that they have now and that they may face in the future. This usually begins with making sure that your needs and your spouses needs now are provided for and surviving spouse is provided for. This may also include your children or grandchildren or it could include a favorite charity. It is important to consider the unique situation of each of your beneficiaries to determine how you can best utilize your wealth to help each one. Some may not need your wealth or some may be harmed if given too much wealth. It may make sense to provide some of your beneficiaries with assistance now rather than later. It is not required that all beneficiaries get an equal amount. Also, it is not required that your children receive all of your assets.

Your life purpose and your values should be considered as part of your wealth transfer planning. How can you further your life purpose and values through your planning? Have you properly trained your successors with the values and wisdom to handle the wealth that you could pass on to them? Also, in the case of business owners, this will require looking at business succession planning.

All of the above planning can take some time, so we always want to make sure that an initial plan is in place to cover the question, what if something happens to me before we complete the wealth transfer planning process.

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Omaha Estate Planning Attorneys Rodney Halstead and Stephen Schmidt serve clients in Omaha, Nebraska as well as the surrounding cities of Fremont, Millard, Gretna, Elkhorn, Bellevue, Papillion, LaVista (La Vista), and Ralston. Please feel free to contact the office if you or a family member is in need legal assistance with Nebraska Probate and Estates, Nebraska Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Nebraska Elder Law, Nebraska Trust Planning, Nebraska Tax Planning, Nebraska Medicaid Planning, Nebraska Wealth Transfer Planning, Nebraska Business Succession and Planning or Nebraska Fiduciary Services.


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