Month: September 2020

Estate Freezes

An estate freeze refers to an estate planning method used to minimize taxes. When an estate freeze occurs, the value (and tax liability) of the estate assets are “frozen” at a specific point in time, and all future growth is typically taxed in the hands of other family members, usually your spouse and next of …

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Checklist: Executor’s Duties

This checklist provides a general overview of executor’s duties designed to assist the estate trustee in dealing with the complexities of estate administration. √ Initial Work The executor’s first steps are to make funeral/burial arrangements, obtain the Funeral Director’s Proof of Death and the deceased’s identification, bank and credit cards, collect the Last Will, any …

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