Estate planning is not only an integral part of our financial lives, it includes the legacy we wish to leave behind. Family business owners are uniquely positioned to pass down business, financial, and personal success through multiple generations, but many have little to no succession strategy in place.
While dealing with the emotional toll of losing a loved one, you also face the burden of managing the intricacies of the deceased’s affairs. The Family Love Letter reduces confusion, stress, and conflict. Learn more.
Taking steps now to transfer your physical stock to electronic will take a considerable burden off of your executor. Not only that, if you are able to transfer your physical stock while you are alive, you may also be able to retitle said stock so that it avoids probate.
It is important to think about what would happen should any of your primary or contingent beneficiaries pass away before you. If your intent is to leave behind a legacy for that particular beneficiary's heirs, adding the Per Stirpes designation may be advantageous.
Open Enrollment season is upon us, and for many employees, it is time to enroll in company benefits for the upcoming year.
Since the SECURE Act passed in December of 2019, several clients have reached out regarding the so-called “10 Year Rule” which stipulates all retirement assets must be distributed to certain beneficiaries within 10 years of the client’s passing.