Families can benefit from being prepared in case of an emergency or sudden loss by creating a short-term plan with a checklist of what needs to get done.
Despite progress on marriage equality and workplace protections, some in the LGBTQIA+ community face challenges around finances and other legal issues.
Potential changes to stepped-up cost basis rules may emerge as lawmakers consider federal revenue needs.
Most advisors are closely monitoring tax policy as it is not yet clear what proposals around estate taxes will be introduced on Congress’s agenda this year.
Lower asset values combined with historically low interest rates may favor certain wealth transfer strategies such as GRATs.