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Do Beneficiaries Pay Taxes on 401(k)?

If you anticipate inheriting a 401(k) from a parent, a spouse or someone else, it’s important to know your options for minimizing tax liability.
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IRS Extends Portability Election Option Deadline

Portability allows spouses to combine their exemption from estate and gift tax. This allows a surviving spouse to use the unused estate tax emption of the deceased spouse.
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Managing Your Estate When Spouse Dies

Death, while inevitable, is not often predictable. This can leave many people financially unprepared if their spouse suddenly dies–especially if the deceased was the one that took care of the household balance sheet.
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Risks of Creating Your Own Estate Plan

Even Consumer Reports suggests working with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure documents are correctly prepared.
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Actress Helen McCory Leaves Trust Money

Helen McCrory had a huge net worth at the time of her death.
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Must I Pay Departed Spouse’s Debts?

If husband and wife did not own together or separately any land, a house, a boat etc. but only rented a home and had no children, is the surviving spouse responsible to pay medical bills that insurance did not cover?
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If Couple Divorces and Own Business?

No one enters a relationship — be it personal or business — thinking it will fail. However, what happens when it does?
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Who's the Best Person for Executor?

What do these appointments mean to the person(s) named to act? What happens if they fail or decline to act? Can the planning appoint alternative representatives?
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Some States Have Tough Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy. However, several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes that could still hit your heirs.
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Johnny Cash - who were his heirs?

Famed country singer Johnny Cash had five children — but he only left his inheritance to one of them for a surprising reason.
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