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What Is a TOD Beneficiary?

A person named as a transfer on death (TOD) beneficiary for an account will receive the assets held in it when the account owner dies.
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What Happens Financially when a Spouse Dies?

When you lose your mate, you lose so much—your best friend, your equilibrium and your future together. Just when you’re at your lowest, it hits you: You could lose a lot of money, too.
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Why Is Having a Will Important?

 June 12, 2022 |
A striking proportion of Americans don’t have one. Nontraditional families are left uniquely vulnerable.
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How To Create a Trust?

Trust funds are an important estate planning tool. They can protect your assets while you’re alive and help ensure that you leave money to your children or other loved ones after you die.
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What Does Portability Mean in Estate Planning?

One of the most overlooked and misunderstood tax laws–available to married farming couples–is an opportunity called portability.
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What is an Inherited IRA?

Most people don’t know the first thing about the Secure Act and yet it has great impact on their retirement planning.
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Should Your Estate Plan Include a Revocable Living Trust?

A revocable living trust is a great tool to help your assets pass smoothly to your beneficiaries. It can also significantly reduce the headaches of probate. However, while some assets belong in a trust, others cannot (or should not) go into one.
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What are your Social Security Benefits when your spouse dies?

When you’re gone, your spouse’s income will take a major hit–one that can be worsened significantly, if you make the wrong decision about when to claim.
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Why Is Communication Important in Estate Planning?

For most families, the estate planning process is more involved than simply naming beneficiaries. While the primary goal of estate planning is transferring assets in an orderly and tax-efficient manner, it’s just as important to focus on preserving wealth across generations.
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Law Firm of Benjamin Eckman
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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