So the iPhone 5 is finally out and initial buyers have been waiting in mile-long lines to snatch Apple’s latest generation device. One excited customer explained how much he liked the feeling of handling the phone by stating “it’s so light and has an impressive build quality to it.”

There something else that people should be more excited to invest in. It’s light on your wallet and is very well constructed.

That is your estate plan.

The genius behind apple’s products, Steve Jobs would certainly agree. The master behind the development of the first iPhone understood the importance of quality and solid construction.
Jobs was not only a brilliant innovator and businessman but he was brilliant in employing estate-planning attorneys to guide him in protecting his estimated $7 billion fortune. We all know Jobs was a very private man. That’s why he chose to establish trusts such as living trusts, charitable trusts, and marital trusts to preserve his assets, protect his family, and minimize estate taxes.

The key to correctly using a trust is to fund it with assets. In 2009, both Jobs and his wife transferred three real estate properties into two different trusts. Jobs was also the largest single shareholder of Disney and purportedly received millions of dollars in dividends. It wouldn’t be surprising if he placed those assets into a living trust as well.
Without a solidly constructed estate plan, Jobs would have subjected his loved ones to the burden of paying more than $2 billion in estate tax! That’s certainly not very light on the wallet. He played it smart and invested his money in seasoned and well-qualified attorneys in order to save his family money.

Great news. You can do the same in South Florida.

You can put your new iPhone to great use and google Wild Felice & Partners, PA for all your estate planning needs!

If you have family, friends or even a charitable intent, the absence of an estate plan is inexcusable. For more information on successful Florida estate planning and probate techniques, please contact the South Florida law firm of Wild Felice & Partners, P.A. at 954-944-2855 or via email at to schedule your free consultation.

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