Amid chaos, there is a silver lining for planning opportunities. Although we are facing many challenges on the health, economic, and market fronts, we would be remiss not to explore the positive ways that your estate plan can benefit from low interest rates and depressed asset values.There are several wealth and estate planning strategies that are particularly attractive in this kind of climate.
As we come to the end of 2019, it is once again time to consider what, if any, tax planning should be considered before year end and what the next steps will be to implement these strategies. While tax planning is important to consider throughout the year, a little extra time spent before December 31 can help optimize your tax positioning now and in the years ahead.
Wilmington Trust’s Alvina Lo, Brian Oard and Adam Bakash discussed a variety of wealth transition and legacy planning topics with tax and estate planning lawyers, risk and insurance professionals, and a financial education expert at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference.Hear their insights on electronic wills, spousal lifetime access trusts, financial literacy, estates and trusts, gifting, and more.