Trusts and Estate Planning Documents

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Overview

2.5 Credits
ONLINE

Which plan is appropriate for your client? Before you can make reasoned recommendations, you must have knowledge of trust types, features, and taxation so you can best educate and advise your clients. In addition to wills and trusts, this CPE course covers ancillary documents that are necessary to support the estate plan and the client, including: a durable power of attorney, the durable power of attorney for health care, and a living will. This course will ensure you understand these documents, what they seek to accomplish, and how they are put into practice.

Objectives

  • Recognize the process of estate administration in accordance with a decedent’s will.
  • Distinguish among the various types of wills.
  • Identify the type of will used with a revocable living trust.
  • Recall an estate planning recommendation that addresses incapacity.
  • Determine which assets are subject to ancillary probate.
  • Recall when probate is required.
  • Identify the estate planning strategy that ensures that a client’s assets pass to the client’s heirs, rather than to creditors.

Major Topics

  • Estate planning documents
  • Trusts
  • Goals that trusts can achieve
  • The parties to a trust
  • Grantor
  • Trustee
  • Beneficiary
  • Types of Trusts
  • Simple trust
  • Complex trust
  • Inter vivos and testamentary trusts
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Grantor trust
  • Charitable trusts

Designed For

CPAs and financial planners with basic knowledge of personal financial planning, and an interest in estate planning.

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