Estate Planning Reports

Special Reports are written on topics that affect various aspects of estate planning and the laws that govern it.

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These reports are published by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and cover a wide-variety of subjects relating to estate planning. Click on a report title to read more or to order a complimentary copy.

Beware of Living Trust Scare Tactics!

There is so much conflicting information regarding estate planning options, it’s difficult to know whom to trust. Don't be fooled by the most common myths....

A Special Child Needs Special Planning

While planning for the care of a special needs child certainly tops the list of emotionally-charged topics, the peace of mind parents gain....

Asset Protection: Reducing Risk, Promoting Peace of Mind

Every American adult shares a dubious characteristic—each is a walking litigation target. Part of your birthright is that you may be sued at any time,....

Charity Begins at Home

Americans are some of the most generous givers on the face of the planet. They reach into their pockets and take out their checkbooks on....

Estate Planning with Individual Retirement Accounts

At first glance, the concept of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) seems simple enough: a structured way to save for your golden years while deferring....

Family Farm: The Next Generation

A humorous take on how families pass on businesses, such as family farms, is reflected in this quip: Avenge your children; give them equal shares....

Getting The Most Out of Your Life Insurance

If you own life insurance, congratulations. Sadly, most of us put off this critical element in our family's financial planning, which may have devastating consequences....

Probate: A Process, Not a Problem

While often maligned as a headache, in reality probate offers a solid legal framework with advantages for those who have properly prepared prior to death....

Probate: An Executor’s Role and Responsibilities

The passing of someone close to you is a difficult and emotionally draining time. The last thing you likely want to deal with is the....

Estate Planning Basics For Families With Young Children

Problems often arise when a parent with minor children passes away with no estate plan in place, leaving behind potential hardship on the emotional and....

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