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Trust 4/29/2021

Estate Planning for an IRA Beneficiary Affected by Substance Abuse

Many parents will name children as beneficiaries of their IRAs, but when one of those children has had a substance abuse problem, estate and inheri...

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Trust 4/22/2021

Establishing an IRA Trust for a Special Needs Child

While IRA owners may name their special needs child as the beneficiary of their IRA to prepare for their child’s future, doing so may have unforese...

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Trust 4/8/2021

Is Giving IRA to Charity the Only Alternative to Paying the Tax?

Homer wrote about the dilemma Odysseus faced as he crossed the strait of Messina. For investors with large IRAs, the SECURE Act poses a similar, Od...

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Trust 4/1/2021

Eliminating the SECURE Act Tax on an IRA

Although the SECURE Act eliminated the stretch IRA strategy, IRA owners who are updating their estate plans may find a potential substitute for the...

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Trust 3/25/2021

How Leaving an IRA to Your Spouse Could Disinherit Your Kids

Leaving your IRA to your spouse may be a problem if they remarry. Assigning your spouse as the beneficiary may lead to unintentionally disinheritin...

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Trust 3/18/2021

IRA Planning to Capture Large IRA Assets

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) may be one of your client’s largest assets. When leaving an IRA to a beneficiary, your client will likely tu...

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Trust 1/21/2021

Critical IRA News: It is Back, But Will It Still Be Missing?

In 2019 the U.S. Senate had the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act 2019 (RESA) on the heels of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement En...

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Trust 11/25/2020

Simplifying Nevada Trusts | Part 6: Benefits by Trust Type

In our final installment of the series, we will review the various trust types, discussing which trust is the best fit for achieving your client’s ...

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Trust 11/19/2020

Simplifying Nevada Trusts | Part 5: Funding Trusts with a Completed or Incomplete Gift

Your client can fund trusts with either completed or incomplete gifts. How a trust gets funded can impact both the client and their heirs' future t...

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Trust 11/12/2020

Simplifying Nevada Trusts | Part 4: Grantor vs. Non Grantor

In Part 4 of Simplifying Nevada Trusts, we break down some features and benefits – and give examples – of grantor and non-grantor trusts.

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Trust 11/5/2020

Simplifying Nevada Trusts | Part 3: Control vs. Beneficial Enjoyment

In part 3 of Dunham's Simplifying Nevada Trusts series, Jeffrey Dunham and Ann Rosevear pick apart these two concepts and describe in their own wor...

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