Category Beneficiary Designations
Are You and Your Business Prepared to Handle Long-Term Disability?
by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq. Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family. Before age 65, one is much more likely to suffer a long-term disability (“LTD”) for six months or longer than one is to die. Fortunately, this risk can be insured. A company or […]
Avoiding Estate and Gift Taxes with Life Insurance Trusts
by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq. Contrary to what many people think, the proceeds of life insurance policies are not tax free. That does not necessarily mean that an estate will have to pay tax on the proceeds though. An irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) is a useful estate planning tool to reduce tax liabilities. ILITs […]
The Estate Planning Process: The Basics
by Bryan Lane Berson, Esq. An estate plan accounts for one’s assets, identifies recipients, and selects people to carry out instructions. Where appropriate, it may address tax and elder law issues. Consider these issues before meeting with professionals to make the process and plan more effective. This column discusses wills, revocable living trusts, and beneficiary […]