What’s trending on NP Trusts & Estates

June 04, 2019

NP Trusts & Estates Blog

Author(s): Alexandra P. Crean, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Kaitlyn B. Barnett

What estate planning attorneys “need to know” about family dynamics, charitable giving options, May economic highlights and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

Estate and Gift Planning

What estate planning attorneys “need to know” about family dynamics

When Tom Petty died at the age of 66 from an accidental overdose, he had been considered a success story in the realm of celebrity estate planning as he had a full plan in place at his death. Recent litigation, however, is calling into question how successful his planning was when it comes to family dynamics.—Alexandra P. Crean

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Charitable giving

There are numerous ways you can choose to benefit a charity. As you determine what charity you would like to benefit, here are a few options on how to achieve your charitable giving goals.—Sarah Roscioli, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Christine A. Sackett, Elena N. O'Leary, Masha Rabkin, John L. Garrett

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Non-spouse IRA beneficiaries: how to avoid common mistakes

The rationale behind establishing an IRA may be quite simple; however, the rules for inheriting and distributing the IRA benefits upon the owner’s death are anything but. Therefore, understanding the rules governing IRA inheritances, for an IRA owner as well as the named beneficiary, is critical to avoid any unintended consequences, including paying higher taxes or forfeiting asset growth.—Kaitlyn B. Barnett

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Wealth Management

Market Pulse: May 2019 Economic Highlights

Economic and market highlights from the NP Investment Team for May 2019.—NP Investment Team

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