Asset Protection

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. ...

Estate Plan Update: New Life Insurance Option life insurance trust

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014
Life insurance can be a great estate planning tool. Payments generally do not go through probate, loved ones may not need to struggle financially after one’s death, and proceeds can be protected from creditors. ...

Increasing Trust Income Distributions

Posted on: August 19th, 2014
Many trusts provide for lifetime income, but no principal, to the first generation of beneficiaries. In these days of low interest rates, income payments have suffered. However, income distributions from trusts do not have to be permanently affected by low interest rates. ...

Consequences of No Digital Asset Protection

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014
Digital asset protection is more than leaving behind one’s passwords. In an increasingly paperless world, failing to create instructions for accessing digital accounts could create problems for surviving family members....

Incentive Trusts

Posted on: June 24th, 2014
Trusts may be customized to suit the grantor’s wishes, which may include their determination of what’s best for their beneficiaries....

Tennessee is #3 for Domestic Asset Protection Trusts in 2014

Posted on: May 27th, 2014
A year ago Tennessee tied for the fourth spot in Steve Oshins’ AnnualDomestic Asset Protection Trust State Rankings. Last summer Oshinsupdated the rankings after pending legislation failed to pass, and Tennessee jumped a spot—tied for third with Ohio....
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