Unintended Consequences: When Good Estate Plans Cause Bad Problems

Gallo, Jon J.
August 2008
Journal of Financial Planning;Aug2008, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p34
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the impact which intimate relationships can have on a person's estate planning. The financial implications from a couple separating are discussed. The place in which pre-nuptial agreements play in protecting a person's estate is mentioned. Various options which investors have regarding trusts are discussed.


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