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Important estate planning considerations for grandparents

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2022 | Estate Planning |

Baton Rouge Legal Blog

One of the best things in life are grandchildren, and if you have one, you likely want to do everything possible to ensure that he or she has long-term security. Through your estate plan, you can leave a legacy for your grandchildren, leaving them both physical assets and wealth that will provide for their education and other needs they may have in the future. However, there is more to this than simply leaving your grandkids money in your will.

Estate plans that include the transfer of wealth can be complex, and in order to do this effectively, you will need to carefully consider all the options available to you. While you want to ensure that your grandchildren get the right assets, you also want to protect the wealth you worked diligently to create. It is possible to accomplish your goals in a meaningful way while still shielding your own interests and those of your loved ones.

Leaving a legacy for your loved ones

Through your estate plan, you can provide for your grandkids, even the ones who are not born yet. As you consider the most effective way to do this, one important factor will be taxes. There are ways you can prevent your loved ones from ending up with a significant tax burden, and you can also set aside and protect wealth in ways that will ensure your Louisiana heirs and beneficiaries use the funds wisely. Some of the most commonly used and effective tools for passing an inheritance to loved ones include:

  • Trusts
  • Custodial accounts
  • Account transfers
  • Wills

Choosing the right tools for your estate plan depends on your individual goals and details specific to your situation, including the age of your grandchildren, grandchildren that may be born in the future, the value of assets you wish to pass along and more.

Preparing for the future

Creating an estate plan can be a daunting prospect. If you are looking to create a plan from scratch or create a plan that will help you accomplish your goal of leaving an inheritance for your grandchildren, you may benefit from seeking experienced guidance regarding the options available to you. An assessment of your case can help you choose from the variety of estate planning tools available to you that will allow you to create a long-term strategy that provides security for you and your loved ones.