About Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planning Solutions (P) Ltd

Saffollya Investment Advisory LLP is having a authorized agency form NexGen Estate Planning Solutions P Ltd. which is promoted by AAFM India and CCC WillEffect (WillEffect) to provide end-to-end estate planning solutions covering the entire gamut right from estate planning audit, wills & related services such as safe keeping and probates to customized trusts, business succession planning solutions and bereavement advisory services. CCC WillEffect is one of the leading companies in estate and succession planning offering services and solutions relating to Wills, Trusts and Succession Advisory Services. The Execution Team comprising of experienced lawyers, chartered accountants and bankers having a cumulative experience of more than 100 man-years in estate and succession planning, working closely with the financial intermediaries & FAs/FPs to understand all the sensitive and confidential issues of their clients to deliver an efficient and expeditious solution.

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8 QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ANSWER RIGHT NOW!

No one can predict the future, but one thing is sure: If we leave unanswered questions about what happens to our wealth after we have passed away, life for those we love could be even more difficult. That’s why answering questions now—and formalizing them in an estate plan—is an important step that shouldn’t wait.

Have I created a Will?

Have I Created an Asset Inventory?

Have I Created a Letter of Guardian-ship?

A collection of documents that state how you would want your money and other assets to be distributed makes an Estate Plan. That makes it easier for your loved ones to divide your wealth in case of your death or access to your wealth in case you become incapacitated.

Essential for Everyone
  • Will
  • Power of Attorney
  • Asset Inventory
Essential for Most
  • Letter of Guardianship
Essential for Some
  • Trusts – Minor Beneficiary
  • Trust Trusts – Credit Protection
  • Trust Trusts – Special Child Trust

Also an Estate Plan allows you to:

  • Identify someone you trust to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
  • Specify who would care for your children if you would be unable to do so.
  • Avoid the costs and delays of a probate.
  • You! If you’re young and single, you may need only a few relatively simple items, like Nominations ‘Financial Power of Attorney’ & a ‘Pour over Will’.
  • If you are Married Couple you might require ‘Mirror Wills’
  • If you have children, you need a ‘Letter of Guardianship’ to name a guardian.
  • If you have substantial wealth, you may need one or more trusts to help control how your assets are taxed, managed, and distributed.

Leave No Doubt about Your Wishes!

By creating a Will, you can ensure that your Possessions & Assets are distributed the Way You Want.

A will specifies how you want your assets distributed, including items with both financial and sentimental value. Instructions in your ‘Will’ can help prevent misunderstandings among family members.

Beyond specifying how your assets should be distributed in your ‘Will’ you can:

  • Name an executor to settle your estate and manage the probate process, which is a court supervised process used to validate your will and distribute your assets.
  • Provide direction regarding how debts, taxes, probate fees, and other costs are to be paid.
  • Provide instructions for covering family member living expenses during the probate period.
  • Designate assets to be placed in a trust for family members or other beneficiaries.
  • Designate someone to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated beneficiary.

With specific requirements governing the legal validity of a will, the way to ensure that your will becomes effective is to have it prepared or reviewed by a legal expert specializing in estate planning

What to Do Now?

Your Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planner can help draft a ‘Will’. To begin the process you need to fill the “Will Data Gathering Sheet” so that we can review your Situation and advise accordingly.

When parents without leaving an advance directive regarding the care of their child, the court will decide who will have the custody of the child. He or She might not be the one you think should have the custody of your child.

Appoint Testamentary Guardian for your ‘Minor Children’’.

If you have minor children, you need a ‘Letter of Guardian-ship’. This is the legal instrument you can use to name guardians for your minor children.

What to Do Now?

Your Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planner can help draft a ‘Letter of Guardianship’ Control and preserve your assets! Use a trust to help distribute assets without going through probate.

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to set up a trust or combination of trusts to help achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Distribute assets without the cost, time delay, and publicity of probate.
  • Provide a way to manage your assets on your behalf if you are incapacitated.
  • Create your own rules for how assets will be distributed and name a trustee to carry them out.
  • Protect your assets against Creditors and Disgruntled Family Members.
  • Protect the interest of a Minor Child or a Special Child.
  • Separate income from ownership.

What to do now?

Talk with your Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planner to determine what type of trust you may need.

Name someone to act for you!

If something happens to you, you may need somebody to have access to your Assets.

Power of Attorney:

There are several types of powers of attorney (POAs) that can authorize someone to act on your behalf. However, a POA is the only type that is useful in case you become incapacitated. However since become effective the moment it is signed by you need to safeguard it to ensure that it is not misused?

What to do now?

Ask your Saffollya & NexGen estate planner to review or draw up POAs that are appropriate for your situation. Make sure that any financial POAs are drafted to meet your financial institution’s requirements. Also ask us about our Safe Keeping Services.

What you can do What Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planning Solutions can do
1. Take inventory
List your assets, your debts and other relevant details on the Estate Planning Data Gathering Sheet available with your Estate Planner. Your asset inventory other details can help us to assess your situation.
2. Create a plan
  • Establish your needs and goals and prepare to meet with an estate planning attorney.
  • Think about where you want your assets to go and who will play the following important roles:
    • Guardians
    • Power of attorney
    • Executor
    • Trustees/successor trustees
  • Develop a plan to control, manage, and protect your assets.
  • Explain your options using tools such as Wills, Trusts etc.
3. Put your plan into action
Re-title assets into the proper form of owner ship, particularly assets that you have identified for your trust.
  • Draft your will to reinforce asset title and nominations.
  • Draft a Letter of Guardianship to name a guardian if you have minor children.
  • Draft Financial POAs,
  • Draft your trust document(s).
  • Help register the above documents.
  • We can also act as Custodian of the above documents.
4. Update your plan regularly
Review and update your documents and accounts as life events or changes in laws dictate. Make sure to consult with your Saffollya & NexGen Estate Planner when your situation changes.
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