Even with clearly defined goals, transitioning significant wealth is rarely simple. It takes a thoughtful plan and a smart strategy to manage it. We help you review your estate plan documents to make sure they truly reflect your wishes. And that you’re taking advantage of every opportunity to make it easier and less costly to transfer your wealth.
An easy-to-follow road map
A good estate plan is one that clarifies your wishes and balances them against the practical requirements that need to be met. It also makes the objectives and process clear to your beneficiaries and the professionals you’ve selected to help put the plan into action.
When we help you review your estate plan, we make sure your will, power of attorney, health care proxy and other core documents are up to date and in order. But we do more than just check the boxes. We help you address some important, bigger-picture questions.
It’s not just about what happens after you die:
- How does your estate plan fit into you current goals?
- Will your plan have an impact on your current lifestyle or financial flexibility?
- Would transferring some of your wealth now be more efficient and less costly than waiting?
- How does giving now fit into your beneficiaries’ plans?
It takes a coordinated team:
- Do you have the right combination of attorneys, tax advisors and financial advisors? How will they coordinate, and who will be the quarterback?
- Does your executor have the time and expertise to do the job right? What can you do to make it easier?
- Should you consider a professional executor or co-executor?
It can be more complicated than you think:
- Are you taking advantage of all the benefits a trust can offer?
- Can your charitable giving be more strategic and better structured?
- Is your plan flexible enough to accommodate potential changes in the law and tax regulations?
- Have you figured in the potential effect of significant life events or financial setbacks for you and your beneficiaries?
Wherever you are in your estate planning process, we’d like to help you answer these questions and more. To find out how we help individuals and families like you create and implement better estate plans, talk to your personal banker, or contact a J.P. Morgan Private Bank Wealth Advisor near you.