The establishment of a family office is an excellent way for an affluent family to manage their wealth and transfer it from one generation to the next. Wilmington Trust’s Brian Oard and Alvina Lo sat down with industry experts at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference to discuss the factors to consider when establishing a family office.
This article reprint was recently published in the Bloomberg BNA’s Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal. Simple annual exclusion gifting can be a very valuable source of funding. Leveraging annual exclusion gifting with trust structures can potentially enhance the benefits.Utilizing the 2018 $11.18 million gift tax exemption has the potential to powerfully impact the educational funding front.
Like any financial goal, planning in advance for the cost of higher education is key. Families need to feel confident their student is getting the right academic experience at the right cost.The appropriate funding strategy can differ widely depending on both student academics and family finances.Parents and grandparents alike have many options to assess when determining how to pay for college and higher education.