Episode 10: Estate Tax Mitigation Strategies

Blair Talty |
Emerald GEMs

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.

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What Family Lawyers Must Know About Modifying “Irrevocable” Trust Provisions

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning
A group of professionals having a meeting.

When irrevocable trusts are drafted in happier times, and then times change, is it possible to reduce or even eliminate the interest of an ex-spouse or soon to be ex-spouse? Trustees potentially have access to powerful tools that might change beneficial interests. Indeed, it might be said that there is no such thing as an “irrevocable” trust. In any event, family law practitioners should counsel clients to investigate the options.

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