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Charitable trust options to avoid estate tax

There are two types of irrevocable charitable trusts that can help protect Delaware residents and their families from estate taxes. Failing to do so can leave families in the same situation that actor James Gandolfini inadvertently did with his untimely death. Due to a lack of estate planning, most of Gandolfini's estate, which was worth around $70 million, was subject to state and federal estate tax.

A common estate planning mistake in Delaware

One common error that people make when dealing with their estate plan is to not update their beneficiary designations. This mistake is probably quite common because many are not aware that a will's named beneficiaries may be overridden if beneficiary designations are different on insurance plans and retirement accounts.

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