Essential Estate Planning
Specially designed to prepare documents for clients of modest wealth, our Essential Estate Planning is our most cost-effective estate planning and drafting system. It provides the essentials needed to elevate your practice, and keeps you up-to-date on changes in the law.
Designed to prepare documents for clients of modest wealth, the system helps you manage a large amount of transactional estate planning work using a “smart” collection of Wills, Trusts, ancillary documents, and forms, each one featuring a variety of options to meet most clients’ planning needs and requiring far less time-consuming custom drafting.
Efficient structuring of Marital, Family, and Descendants Trusts; balancing tax efficiency, family access, and creditor protection
Tax planning in "decoupled" states (those with independent state death taxes)
Asset protection strategies using Wills and Revocable Trusts
Customized estate planning for non-traditional relationships and families
Redirecting property through powers of appointment
Maximizing downstream wealth transfer using grantor trusts
Satisfying clients by creating individual cash legacies in trust
Separate & Community Property. State specific options and language. Different options for fiduciary powers. Options for unmarried partners available (as well as single and married individuals, including same-sex married couples). Executive Summary. Funding Instructions. Separate Certificate of Trust. Practitioner Action Steps Checklist.
State specific options and language. Practitioner Action Steps Checklist. Fiduciary powers options. Separate Certificate of Trust. Executive Summary. Crummey Notices.
Separate & Community Property. State specific options and language. Fiduciary powers options. Options for unmarried partners available (as well as single and married individuals, including same-sex married couples). Executive Summary.
Powers of Attorney
State specific forms.
Practitioner Planning Aids
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What Our Subscribers Are Saying
“I have been an ILS subscriber for over 11 years and find the service invaluable to my estate planning practice. You not only have access to a variety of forms that are customizable and updated on a regular basis, but you also have access to their library of work and the listserv. Where else can you have access to replies from Jonathan Blattmachr, Howard Zaritsky and Natalie Choate among others. I have and will continue to recommend ILS to fellow attorneys. Well worth the price of admission.”
Steven C. Robinson, Esq.
Robinson Wolenty & Young, LLP - Indianapolis, IN
“I’ve been very pleased with InterActive Legal’s systems and customer service. Led by some of the most respected experts in this practice area, ILS’ team has a collective knowledge and willingness to help that is unparalleled. The system is continuously updated to reflect changes in the law and contains a wealth of educational materials and resources. I have peace of mind in knowing there’s an entire team at ILS there to help me provide the best possible service to my clients.”
Jessica A. Hayes
Pender & Coward – Virginia Beach, VA
“The sales & training teams at InterActive Legal have been professional and top notch. They make the process to learn the software as easy and as thorough as possible. It is also a wonderful product that has already enhanced my practice!”
Allyson B. Russo
Russo Law Offices – Hinsdale, IL
"An attorney practicing elder law without the benefit of sophisticated software is foolhardy. On the other hand, an attorney who blindly plugs a client’s information into canned forms does his clients a disservice. InterActive Legal, with its unparalleled support and comprehensive draft documents that are fully and easily customized to fit clients’ personal situations, allows me to practice law efficiently and effectively. My clients deserve no less."
H. Amos Goodall, Jr., Esquire, LL.M., CELA
Goodall & Yurchak, P.C. - State College, PA
"I have been using InterActive Legal for a number of years. Like any technology, there is a learning curve, but they have an excellent staff to help you when you can’t figure something out. The forms can be as sophisticated or as simple as you desire. Because it is a system, it prompts you to make decisions as you do your drafting. If you don’t understand the question, the system has a tutorial to help you understand why it is asking you a question. The system is upgraded on a continual basis. I highly recommend it."
R. Hal Moorman
Moorman, Tate, Haley, Upchurch & Yates, L.L.P.
"I can’t live without your wonderful Listserv!"
John J. Scroggin
Scroggin & Company, Counselors At Law
"I researched all the estate planning drafting systems on the market before purchasing ILS Wealth Transfer Planning. It is by far the best drafting system in terms of both the estate planning documents themselves and the resources and expertise available to users. ILS allows me to do sophisticated documents and, as a side benefit, I also use ILS for research and education."
Dale Ann Kaiser
Kaiser Law Group