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When Decanting Can be Used to Amend an Irrevocable Trust in New Jersey
Author: Jeffrey R. PittardDate: March 10, 2021
Despite what the name suggests, it is possible to modify an irrevocable trust. One of the options is known as “decanting,” where the trustee transfers some or all of the principal and undistributed income of the trust to another trust for the benefit of the beneficiary.
As the name suggests, when transferring assets to an irrevocable trust, the grantor relinquishes the right to amend or revoke the terms of the trust in exchange for certain legal and tax benefits. In contrast, a revocable trust allows the grantor to revoke it or change the terms at any time.
COVID-19 Highlights Importance of Understanding the Guardianship Process
COVID-19, unfortunately, is now among the examples of causes for the need to appoint a guardian... It is always advisable...
A Primer on Estate and Inheritance Tax for New Jersey
When someone dies, the people left behind are often stunned and shocked by the taxes they have to pay. They...
Estate Planning Regulation Impacts Small Business And Estate Tax Planning Strategies
The government lost estate and gift tax cases that attracted headlines. The government lost estate and gift tax cases that...
IRS Raises Estate and Gift Tax Exemption for 2017
Those getting their estates in order will be pleased to hear that the IRS raised the estate, gift and generation...
Will Execution, Witnesses and Notaries – State Law Does Matter
October 18, 2016
Where state law matters in proper will execution We expect that as time passes, people become more sophisticated and aware...
Split-Dollar Arrangements Not Subject to Gift Tax
May 9, 2016
In a Groundbreaking Tax Court Decision in Estate of Morrissette v. Commissioner, the Court Deems Split-Dollar Arrangements are not Subject...
Will Spendthrift Language In A Trust Always Be Respected?
February 24, 2016
Will Spendthrift Language In A Trust Always Be Respected? The unequivocal answer to the question is: it depends. The grantor’s...
New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016
February 11, 2016
2016: new changes for gift tax laws All gifts may be subject to IRS gift taxes, and some of those...
The U.S. Tax Court Creates New Estate Planning Channel for Older Individuals
December 28, 2015
New estate planning channel for older demographic? A recent decision by the U.S. Tax Court affirmed the estate planning opportunity...