Tips and general information from David C. Streicher, a Portland, Oregon attorney (licensed in Oregon and Washington, with 28 years' experience) specializing in estate planning, small business and tax planning who welcomes your comments or questions at 503.417.2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In limited circumstances it is prudent to name a trust as IRA beneficiary. The practice should be used sparingly, however, because it adds a layer of complexity and increases the administrative burden. Continue reading →
IRA beneficiary designations are commonly overlooked, but incredibly important. In general, a will does not affect the destination of IRA monies at death; instead, the beneficiary designation controls. Continue reading →
Although banks were commonly named as executors many years ago, this is seldom true anymore. But it certain cases, it still makes sense.
If your children have issues with each other, the child named as executor will have a thankless job. The child’s siblings will be miffed that they were not appointed executor. They will continually contend the executor is acting out of self-interest or favors some siblings at the expense of others. Continue reading →