Why Caution Is Warranted When Transferring Title of Mortgaged Real Property

By WealthCounsel Staff on Apr 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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by Phoebe Stone, JD, MA (bioethics)

Transferring title of real property to an inter vivos trust is an extremely common practice for most estate planners. Many practitioners also engage in transfers of real property to ownership vehicles such as limited liability companies (LLCs). Practitioners must exercise caution when making these transfers if the property is subject to an existing mortgage, however, because such transfers can trigger the due-on-sale clause that is typically included in the mortgage contract.1

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Complex Concepts in Estate Planning: Planning for the $500,000+ IRA

By WealthCounsel Staff on Apr 2, 2021 10:04:03 AM

If you still have questions regarding the impact of the SECURE Act on your client’s individual retirement account (IRA) and estate plan, you are not alone. Planning for clients whose largest asset is their IRA was already challenging prior to the passage of the SECURE Act, but with new rules and exceptions to consider, planning for these clients is even more complex. Now more than ever, estate planning attorneys must understand the ins and outs of the SECURE Act and how it affects their clients’ plans.

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2020 Insights: Advanced Estate Planning Strategies

By WealthCounsel Staff on Aug 28, 2020 10:50:51 AM

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2020 has been a year of change and adaptation. From learning how to practice law virtually due to COVID-19 to major planning changes under the SECURE Act and CARES Act, many attorneys are wondering how they are going to keep their heads above water and keep their practices viable. 

Gain new insights for your practice with the Advanced Estate Planning Summit — perfect for experienced estate planning professionals, the Summit is now on-demand and can be purchased through our Store. Featuring industry experts who delve deep into advanced timely topics, you’ll walk away with new legal strategies and practical takeaways to use immediately in your practice.

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