Beneficiaries

Inherited IRA Distributions Might Face Changes

Posted on: March 14th, 2015
Inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) experienced a see-saw effect with bankruptcy for years. Last year the federal government ruled that IRAs are not protected from federal bankruptcy claims. A year prior in 2013, North Carolina lawmakers passed Senate Bill 279, which protects inherited IRAs from state bankruptcy claims. Complications surface for North Carolina residents owning...

5 Tips for Millennials’ Estate Plans

Posted on: January 30th, 2015
Every adult can benefit from an estate plan, regardless of marital status, age, income, or assets. Our Chapel Hill estate planning attorneys have even reviewed estate planning tips for college students. ...

2014 Tax Changes

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014
As we are in the final quarter of 2013, our North Carolina tax attorneys are taking a look ahead at what the New Year brings for American taxpayers:...

NC Estate Planning for Singles

Posted on: October 29th, 2014
As the number of cohabiting unmarried couples rises, more families have multiple generations residing in a single household, and the law develops regarding the rights ofmarried same-sex couples in North Carolina, a large demographic of our state’s residents is overlooked: Singles....

Protecting IRA Assets for Beneficiaries: IRA Beneficiary Trusts

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014
Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled in Clark v. Rameker that inherited retirement accounts are subject to bankruptcy claims. As a result of this ruling, IRA owners are taking steps to ensure assets accumulated over a lifetime are protected for loved ones. ...

Asset Protection and Marriage

Posted on: September 5th, 2014
In the process of legally dissolving a marriage, the fate of assets may not match a spouse’s intentions. What should couples know about spousal claims and providing for children? ...
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