Estate plans can help you answer questions about the future

   You may have many questions about what will happen to your family when you’re gone.  
   These questions can be worrisome – but you can answer them with a comprehensive estate plan. 
   Your first question may be something like this: What will happen to my children if I’m not around?  
   Within your estate plan, you may want to name a guardian to care for your children and a conservator to manage any assets they might inherit. 
   Here’s another question: Will there be a fight over my assets?  
   It’s possible, if they go through the very public process of probate.  
   You could avoid this problem by establishing a living trust. 
   One last question: Can I afford to leave money to my children and to the charities I support? 
   The answer is yes – if you establish the appropriate arrangement, such as a charitable remainder trust. 
   Estate planning can be complex, so you will need to consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor about your situation.  
   But once you’ve got your plans in place, you should be able to face the future with greater clarity and confidence. 
   Edward Jones, its employees, and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. 
   This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor John Dickerson. Member SIPC.

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