Estate planning for cryptocurrency
Estate planning services to give you peace of mind that your crypto assets will be managed and distributed according to your wishes.
Following the death or in the event of lost capacity of an owner, a legally appointed executor can acquire access to crypto assets through our administration process, by providing necessary documents such as a death certificate, last will and testament, letters testamentary and identification.
Whilst alive, the owner can appoint a fiduciary and provide powers to fiduciaries after death permitting them to properly administer crypto assets in the estate. This includes accessing crypto assets and transferring ownership to nominated beneficiaries.
Protocols available within our governance controls for global standards to succession and guardianship laws. Assets will be secured and passed along regardless of the country of origin.
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Estate planning is the process of organizing and managing one’s assets in order to prepare for the eventual transfer of those assets after death. The main estate planning practices include:
Wills: A will is a legal document that outlines how a person’s assets will be distributed after death. It can also include instructions for the care of any minor children.
Trusts: A trust is a legal arrangement where a trustee holds assets on behalf of one or more beneficiaries. Trusts can be used to manage assets during a person’s lifetime and to provide for the distribution of assets after death.
Power of attorney: A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the authority to make decisions on behalf of the grantor, in the event that the grantor becomes incapacitated.
Health care directive: A health care directive is a legal document that sets out a person’s wishes for medical treatment in the event that they become unable to make decisions for themselves.
Beneficiary designations: Beneficiary designations are used to name the beneficiaries of certain types of assets, such as life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and bank accounts.
Asset protection: It’s the practice of protecting assets from creditors, lawsuits or other legal actions.
Tax planning: Estate planning also involves tax planning to minimize the tax burden on beneficiaries, by taking into account estate tax and gift tax laws.
Charitable giving: Estate planning can also include charitable giving, such as donating assets to charity or setting up charitable trusts.
The goal of estate planning is to ensure that assets are distributed in accordance with the wishes of the person creating the plan, in a way that is efficient, fair and tax-effective. Estate planning also helps to ensure that beneficiaries are protected and provided for, and that the process of transferring assets is as smooth as possible.