January 26, 2021, GEM 31 — With the Biden administration and Democrat-controlled Congress now in place, the lifetime gift exemption—currently at an all-time high—could revert to a drastically lower level sooner rather than later. Therefore, now is the time for gifting assets while the higher exemption is still available.
With big changes in the White House, wealth planning is key.After many recounts and court challenges, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been inaugurated as President of the United States.For those whose assets are significant enough to have a taxable estate, planning will be even more important now. With the potential for a considerably reduced federal gift tax exemption, now is the time to make significant gifts.
September 22, 2020, GEM 21 — When contemplating your estate plan, you may wonder whether you should have a revocable trust, also known as a living trust, in addition to your will. The answer may depend on your net worth and the nature of your assets. Generally, the more assets you have, and the more complicated they are, the more you may benefit from a revocable trust.
What steps have you taken to help your clients protect, monitor, and limit access to financial information from caregivers and other potential outside predators? Patrick Conley, CEO, Franklin Global Inc., met with Wilmington Trust’s President, Western Region Brian Oard and Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo at the 2019 Hawaii Tax Institute to outline important steps families should take to protect their love ones from elder abuse.
Is your business set up to keep operating if you are not there to run it? Thompson Coburn LLP Partner Stephen B. Gorin discusses how life insurance for business owners is key in helping sustain business operations and cash flow, and pay taxes, in the event of your premature death with Wilmington Trust’s President, Western Region Brian Oard and Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo.Download Transcript >Please see important disclosures at the end of the video.