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.
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.
Turbulent markets affect not only your portfolio, but your livelihood. As we continue to monitor this unsettling time we also see opportunity. The economic downturn coupled with historically low interest rates may provide unique wealth transfer opportunities.