The difference between Special Needs Trusts and INvestABBLE accounts has to do with spending. With trusts, the trustee is the one who pays for goods and services for the special needs individual. ABLE accounts, in contrast, allow the special needs person to access the funds as needed.
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Successful transfer of business interests requires very careful planning. Simply leaving a business in equal shares to all children can be a recipe for disaster. Estate planning is for everyone, but particularly for business owners!
Even with the waning of the pandemic, there has been a surge of clients feeling the need to review and update their estate planning documents. With children now grown and retirement ahead, new planning and insurance arrangements need to be made.
If you’re one of many people in Indiana and throughout the country who have a loved one with special needs, you understand how challenging certain issues involving health care and expenses can be. You might also worry that something could happen to you where you would...
his true life story illustrates the importance of life insurance and of estate planning to protect children from disputes and financial burdens.
It is very effective to give money to charity through an IRA distribution sent directly to that charity. Your Required Minimum Distribution is thus turned into a Qualified Charitable Distribution.
A social security/tax planning strategy called the Social Security Split can impact estate and gift planning as well as social security benefits themselves…
Life expectancy, divorce and remarriage, and healthcare costs are all factors relating to seniors’ decisions about social Security benefits.
The pandemic is forcing business owners to think more about estate planning for their families and succession plans for their businesses.
Bypass trusts are especially useful in estate planning, but there are special challenges when it comes to assets in retirement plans such as IRAs and 401Ks.