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Grandparent Visitation Rights

The relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild can be one of great joy and importance for both grandparent and youngster.

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Gifts to Grandchildren

Gifting assets to your grandchildren can do more than help your descendants get a good start in life; it can also reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death.

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Gifts to Grandchildren: Gift Trusts

There are some serious drawbacks to many options for giving gifts to grandchildren.

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Gifts to Grandchildren: 529 Accounts

This type of account, named for Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, enables you to reduce your taxable estate while earmarking funds for the higher education of a grandchild (or any other family member). 

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Gifts to Grandchildren: What Do UGMA and UTMA Have to Do With Grandma?

The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) and the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) are sometimes called the “granddaddies” of college savings accounts.

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Uncertain Market Makes Prepaid 529 Plans More Attractive

With the stock market down significantly, some parents are looking at safer ways to save for college...

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Financial Crisis Affects Prepaid 529 Plans

Many prepaid 529 plans are running out of money, causing states to impose higher fees or consider shutting them down...

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Crummey Trusts: A Way to More Safely Give Gifts to Children

Many parents and grandparents want to pass their wealth to their children while they are still alive...

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