Comprehensive estate planning allows individuals and couples to maximize control over where their assets will go upon their death — while helping to minimize taxes so they can leave as much as possible to each other, their loved ones, and charitable causes.While this sounds simple enough, most laws regarding how estates are handled are designed with a traditional nuclear family in mind—a husband and wife and their biological children. Although the U.S.
While divorce or loss of a spouse is challenging for everyone involved, it’s often a tougher burden for women who may not have been intimately involved in the family’s finances, actively participating in a family business, or even privy to the various professionals who helped manage and protect the family’s wealth.When couples face divorce, there are myriad issues and concerns that need to be navigated. When a wealthy couple divorces, those issues become imminently more complex.
This article reprint was published in the January 2022 edition of Trusts & Estates magazine and provides an overview of some key state-level planning developments across the U.S.
This blog was written exclusively for It’s Over Easy® and addresses the additional challenges of divorcing during the holidays and a pandemic. Although we may not have full data for some time on how COVID-19 has affected divorce rates, there is evidence to suggest the pandemic did indeed put high strain on more marriages.
This article reprint was published in Wealth Counsel Quarterly and discusses college education funding alternatives. When the older generation of a family wants to make a positive difference in the lives of the younger generations, providing funds for their education is often seen as a way of leaving them with a lasting legacy. However, the cost of education is rising precipitously.