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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 13, 2016

Some Things To Keep In Mind When Estate Planning For A Business

WillsEstate planning is often a difficult task for those seeking to plan their end of life finances as well as how their assets will be disposed at death. When this planning involves a business the problems and potential issues multiply. As a result, here are some things to keep in mind when faced with estate planning for a business:

  • Prepare a will that dictates how the business will be passed along. In addition, completing a power of attorney will help smooth the transition process.
  • Make sure there are buy-sell agreements in place and that they are regularly updated. This will give any surviving owners the right to buy out a deceased individuals stake through prearranged means.
  • Make sure that a plan is in place for the future of the business for the incapacitation of the owner. As a person grows older, there are a multitude of afflictions that can leave a person alive but unable to manage their own affairs. Making sure a succession plan is in place for such a situation is always a good bet.

See, Four Tips For Successful Business Succession Planning, Taft Law, May 11, 2016.


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