Caution: Creditors Now Have Easy Access to Inherited IRAs

Most people don’t know the law has changed: inherited retirement accounts no longer have asset protection, meaning they can be seized by strangers. Fortunately, retirement account protection still exists by using Standalone Retirement Trusts. Read More

5 Reasons to Protect Your Retirement Accounts Now

A special trust called a “Standalone Retirement Trust” (SRT) can protect inherited assets from your beneficiaries’ creditors. Spouses can use SRT to shield one or the other from creditors, SRT will provide oversight and instruction on how much beneficiaries receive and when, SRT can protect beneficiaries from creditors, SRT can avoid disqualification on need-based government assistance programs and you can also avoid disinheritance of children after remarriage. Read More

3 Reasons You Want to Avoid Probate

When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car, bank account, investment account, or other asset) in only your name. Although having a will is a good basic form of planning, a will does not avoid probate. Instead, a will simply lets you inform the probate court of your wishes – your family still has to go through the probate process to make those wishes legal.

Here are 3 key reasons why you want to avoid probate. Read More