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Religion and Your Estate Plan

Religion and Your Estate Plan

Religion and Your Estate Plan

Religion and estate planning can intersect, according to Wealth Management in “Religion and Estate Planning.

One example of this is if you have minor children. You might want to ensure that funds are available for religious schooling if you are no longer able to make the check out yourself. You may also wish to make provisions for the development of your minor children’s religious beliefs when they are in the care of the guardian you nominate to see after your children. Also, some religions have specific instructions about how property should be divided between heirs and others have prohibitions on collecting interest that might be relevant to allowable transactions the estate can make.

As there are many different religions and many different levels of belief, it is impossible to list every possible example. Do you have religious beliefs that you want to pass on to our family? Think about what you value and what is important to you. The best way to communicate these important ideals after you pass away is by leaving a fully developed and comprehensive estate plan.

If you want to make sure your religious beliefs are reflected in your estate plan, then you need to hire an estate planning attorney and let the attorney know what your beliefs are, and what you value the most.

An estate planning attorney can guide you in an estate plan that reflects your beliefs.

Reference: Wealth Management (Sept. 27, 2016) “Religion and Estate Planning,

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