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How To Determine If You Need A Will

Originally published in Forbes on May 25, 2022 BY: DAVID REDDING, CTFA, AEP, CWS Austin, TX Market President, Argent Trust Company | (512) 478-3188 Most people are generally familiar with what is called a will, or more formally a “Last Will and Testament.” Most people...

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Should You Be Updating Your Estate Plan?

Originally published on fwtx.com on May 19, 2022 BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust-Fort Worth Market (817) 502-3586 Spring is the season when we finally tackle long-overdue projects and get reorganized across our lives. For those who already...

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Keeping Property in the Family with LLCs and Partnerships

Passing a farm, vacation home or other property down for generation after generation has its challenges. LLCs and partnerships can help. Originally published on Kiplinger.com April 29, 2022 Land is unique; there is no more of it being made. It’s for this reason...

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Where to Start With Setting Up a Will

BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust-Fort Worth Market (817) 502-3586 None of us are going to live forever — and yet, it can be surprisingly challenging to convince some people to get started setting up a will. It’s not that the average person...

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A Charitable Trust With Many Benefits

Originally published in Kiplinger's Retirement Report  Are you looking for an additional income stream in retirement? Do you want to leave behind something for charity and cut your tax bill now and when you pass away? If the answer is yes, a charitable remainder trust...

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Estate Planning for Your Collection or Valuable Assets

Originally published on fwtx.com on November 3, 2021 BY: KATHY CHRISTOFFEL, CTFA Market President, Argent Trust-Fort Worth Market (817) 502-3586 Over our lifetimes, we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff — some of it with monetary value, but most of it holding primarily...

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