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Congratulations, you just signed your Will and your Revocable Trust.  You set out clear directions on how your assets should pass at your death.  Your heirs will be grateful.  But there is more you can do to ease the burden of estate administration – you can fund your Revocable Trust while you are alive. Set

Wealthy individuals and families are increasingly incorporating charitable goals into their estate plan.  For donors who want to manage their philanthropic activities through longer-term vehicles, two of the most common options are donor-advised funds and private foundations.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable savings account.  A donor opens and funds an

Modern families are complex and can consist of unmarried couples, married same-sex couples or couples in second marriages. These families may encounter unique estate planning challenges and may not always enjoy the same legal advantages, spousal rights, and tax benefits as others. For instance, couples who do not take the formal step of marriage under