An experienced mentor and estate planning attorney offer tips on work-life balance, mentorship, and supporting women in trust and estate law.
ACTEC Fellows, trust and estate law experts share their expertise in supporting and caring for individuals with special needs and unique estate planning requirements. Topics include supported decision-making, Special Needs Trusts, support for disabled persons, and more.
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Top 10 Recommendations for Planning Retirement Benefits under the SECURE Act
Planning for retirement benefits under the SECURE Act is complicated. Hear the top ten recommendations from a trust and estate expert when planning distributions.
The Calling of the Counselor in Counseling Families – Part 3 of 3
The conclusion of the 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ron Aucutt, where he shares his wisdom and offers closing thoughts for estate counselors.
The Calling of the Counselor in Counseling Families – Part 2 of 3
Ron Aucutt shares his recommendations to trust and estate professionals on how to help clients nourish their family legacies in Part 2 of 3 of the Trachtman Lecture.
The Calling of the Counselor in Counseling Families – Part 1 of 3
Part 1 of 3 of 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ron Aucutt, encouraging practitioners to help clients identify and build a legacy of shared family values.
The Calling of the Counselor in Counseling Families: Overview
A synopsis of the 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ronald D. Aucutt, where he encourages practitioners and shares strategies to help clients identify and build a legacy.
Advising Transgender Clients on Estate Planning and Vital Records
“Advising Transgender Clients on Estate Planning and Vital Records,” that’s the subject of today's ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Natalie Perry, ACTEC Fellow from Chicago, Illinois. Transgender, or trans, people may decide to change their...
A general overview of supported decision-making, update on progress around the world and in the US, particularly in New York State.
How to Protect Inherited Assets from a Beneficiary’s Creditors in the Event of a Divorce
How to help clients structure trusts so that the inheritances to beneficiaries are protected in the event of a divorce.
COVID-19 in America’s Nursing Homes
COVID-19 has ravaged U.S. nursing homes. Professor David English offers valuable information, resources and guidance for 2020 and beyond.
Potential Anti-Abuse Rules and a Client’s Remaining Gift Tax Exemption
Learn about the risks of using gift and estate tax exemption that could impact the use of the remaining gift and estate tax exemption.
Trusts for Disabled and Chronically Ill Beneficiaries under the SECURE Act | Special Needs Trust
An explanation of how the SECURE Act impacts special needs trusts, AMBTs, and disabled and chronically ill beneficiaries from experts in the subject.
Naming Foreign Persons in Your Estate Planning Documents
Information for estate planners when a will or trust includes a beneficiary who resides abroad including residents of Israel and the UK.
Tax Tips and Traps Related to Foreign Gifts
An explanation of how gifts from non-US persons can pass completely free of US gift tax if they are done correctly.
Lending and Estate Planning
Estate planning lending techniques including a Graegin loan, GRAT, IDGT, and life insurance premium financing.
Planning for Disabled or Chronically-Ill Beneficiaries Under the SECURE Act
The new SECURE Act provides tailored treatment for special needs and disabled beneficiaries. Learn how the SECURE Act impacts these special beneficiary categories.
Looking Back at Our Most Popular Podcasts | 100th Special
Balancing independence of retirees, the SECURE Act and other 2020 estate planning hot topics are discussed in this special 100th ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk podcast.
How Guardians Make Decisions on Behalf of Their Wards
Learn about the guardianship policies of substituted judgment and best interest that guardians should consider when making decisions for a vulnerable person.
Cross-Border Recognition of Powers of Attorney and Guardianships
Powers of Attorney and Guardianship vary from state to state and internationally. Learn more about their portability and what’s recognized overseas.
What Estate Planners Need to Know About Social Security, Medicare, and the Self-Employment Tax
Social Security and Medicare, the federal and state income taxation of Social Security, the ability of dependents to receive those benefits, self-employment tax and more in this podcast.
Qualified Opportunity Funds and Opportunity Zones
A deep dive into the benefits and concerns of Qualified Opportunity Funds and Opportunity Zones proposed regulations.
Balancing Independence and Vulnerability of Older Adults | Part 3
Learn what lawyers and society can do to protect an older adult’s independence and reduce stereotypes – especially women – from elder financial abuse.
Balancing Independence and Vulnerability of Older Adults | Part 2
Elder financial abuse and who commits it, how we can help protect the autonomy of older adults and understand what the law can do to protect against such abuses.
Balancing Independence and Vulnerability of Older Adults | Part 1
Many women have a longer lifespan than men. How does the differing longevity impact financial management and potential vulnerabilities?
Balancing Independence and Vulnerability of Older Adults | Synopsis
How do attorneys balance an older client’s independence while protecting their assets? Professor Radford offers a synopsis of her 3-part lecture that begins August 6.
Depublication of the Special Needs Trust Case Scott v. McDonald
California Supreme Court depublishes Special Needs Trust Case Scott v. McDonald following Amicus Brief by ACTEC.
Litigation Issues Involving Children in Estate Planning
What happens when the governing trust or estate is embroiled in litigation with beneficiaries that are children or minors? Learn more about Guardian Ad Litem and other nuances in this podcast.
Elder Financial Abuse: The Crime of the 21st Century
As the tradition of the close-knit family generation vanishes in America an epidemic of elder financial abuse is sweeping the country. ACTEC Fellows discuss this complicated topic in this podcast.
There are many techniques that may discourage challenges to your client’s estate planning documents, including steps the planner should take/avoid taking to assure client’s wishes are followed.