July 21—The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic created much disruption for families and businesses alike. Now is the time to ask: What can I do to better prepare my family and our business for the next potential crisis? National Director of Family Legacy Planning Marguerite Weese discusses the importance of taking the time to equip your family with the tools they need to weather the next storm.
July 14—With today’s historically high gift and estate tax exemptions, and historically low interest rates, the use of personal trusts can be particularly beneficial in this favorable wealth planning environment.
July 7—By drastically increasing the federal estate and gift tax exemption, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a significant estate tax mitigation opportunity for high-net-worth individuals and families. The question now is: Have already strong estate tax mitigation opportunities become even more powerful in the pandemic? National Director of Wealth Strategies Blair Talty discusses how these strategies have indeed been strengthened during COVID-19.