The Online Wills Planner is designed to help you gather the information your attorney will need to plan for your future. You will be guided through a series of questions that will help you identify your family members, estate assets and financial goals.
For nearly a century, Boys Town has given at-risk children the family, support and care they need to overcome their circumstances and realize their potential.
If you are looking for a way to pass on some of your assets to your family while reducing or eliminating gift or estate taxes, a charitable lead trust is an excellent option.
A lead trust may allow you to transfer assets to your family with zero transfer taxes.
To discount your gift to family even more, you may consider first transferring your real estate or other assets into a family limited partnership (FLP) which will fund your lead trust. The combination of the FLP, the lead trust and a gift exemption may permit the lead trust to pay income to us for a number of years and potentially transfer substantial assets tax-free to your family.
With increased volatility in the stock market you may also want to consider creating a lead trust that makes fixed payments of increasing amounts to us over time. Because the payments to us are fixed, your family may ultimately benefit from any growth in the trust. Low payouts in early years allows the trust to grow, thus allowing protection should the economy produce below-average returns in the future.