Wilmington Trust and wealthmanagement.com hosted a webinar on September 10, featuring Bruce Carrow, senior wealth planner, and Tom Kelley, wealth strategist. They shared their expertise on how to uncover the five most common places investors may be over-exposed to risk or, even worse, poorly positioned for optimal wealth.Watch and listen as Bruce and Tom offer valuable advice to investors and advisors alike on how to find (and fill) gaps in your wealth plan.
This article reprint was recently published in the July issue of Trusts & Estates magazine.The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Act) altered the way that income from certain trusts is taxed in the event of a divorce.Practitioners should carefully consider the tax impact of every trust created during a marriage in the event the parties get divorced in the future.
Beware of pre-October 22, 1942 general powers of appointment.Are assets subject to a general power of appointment (GPOA) includible in the powerholder’s estate? Generally, yes.However, for trusts established before October 22, 1942, there’s an exception in which the assets subject to the GPOA aren’t necessarily includible in the estate of the powerholder.Practitioners should be aware of this as these trusts wind down.Co-authored with Emily B.