July 27, 2021—The SECURE Act, which went into effect in 2020, severely curtailed the “stretch IRA” as an estate planning strategy. Previously, a beneficiary could extend IRA distributions over his or her lifetime. Now, an heir must withdraw all assets within 10 years of inheriting the account, which can present major tax consequences.
This article reprint was recently published in Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter. Sharon Klein shares her insights on a case that has garnered intense media attention involving the disinheritance of Elizabeth Hurley’s son: “Disinheritance around a massive fortune, bitter court battles, out-of-wedlock children, iconic models, suicide…a soap opera plot? Hardly.
July 13, 2021—When creating a trust, the first decision is likely to be the most important one—choosing a trustee. Should it be a friend, family member, spouse, or a corporate trustee? The decision-making process involves several considerations to find the best fit. In today’s podcast, National Director of Delaware Trust Planning Jeff Wolken reviews the duties and responsibilities of a trustee to help you select one that is most appropriate for your situation.