Estate Planning Funding Strategies Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that person's estate during the person's life and at and after death, while minimizing gift, estate, generation skipping transfer, and income tax. Estate planning includes planning for incapacity as well as a process of reducing or eliminating uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximizing the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. The ultimate goal of estate planning can be determined by the specific goals of the client, and may be as simple or complex as the client's needs dictate. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity.Source: Wikipedia.org, Estate Planning  "What is "Pauper Planning?"". Pauper Planning Techniques. Curnalia Law, LLC. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Veasey, Westray B.; Craig G. Dalton Jr.; Poyner Spruill LLP (May 24, 2013). "Why You Need an Estate Plan Post 2013 Tax Act". The National Law Review. Retrieved 26 May 2013.* Financial Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. You should always consult your tax or legal advisor regarding your own specific tax/legal situation. Estate Management Checklist Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy. Learn More Have a Question? Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!