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How can life insurance help your estate plan?

On Behalf of | Nov 26, 2019 | Estate Planning |

A good estate plan will ensure you provide for your loved ones with minimal expenses to them after your death. This can be a complicated task with the different rules and taxation schedules. Plus, you also have to think about the ever-changing laws associated with estates. There is one option, though, that continues to provide a stable opportunity to protect your money and ensure it goes to your heirs with limited taxation in Florida. This is using life insurance policies.

Forbes explains that life insurance provides you with a few options on how you can use a policy to improve your estate plan. A policy can offer instant money that can enable your heirs to handle immediate expenses upon your death. The policy will not go through probate since you will name the beneficiaries. Sometimes the wait from death until the court releases the assets is a while, and bills and other expenses can add up in this time, so a life insurance policy is a blessing.

You can use a policy to cover any taxes your heirs may have to pay. You will not pay taxes on the inheritance from the policy, so that allows you to provide money that your heirs can access in full to handle any tax bills that come their way.

If you get the right policy, it can also help before your death if you need long-term care. Some plans will pay for these medical needs. This allows you to use this money instead of tapping into other assets that you can then leave to your heirs. This information is for education and is not legal advice.