Question: With most of my estate consisting of cash in a bank account, I am considering retitling the account in joint tenancy with my daughter who is my only child. Isn’t this much simpler than preparing a Will and having my assets probated?
Question: I recently lost my job and need to withdraw funds from my somewhat sizeable individual retirement account for living expenses. Since I have not yet attained age 59 ½, is there a way to avoid the 10% penalty tax on my IRA distributions?
Question: I am unwinding the cross-purchase buy/sell agreement I have in place with the other 50% owner of my corporation. What are the tax consequences when we receive back from each other the policies of insurance on our lives?
Question: I intend to purchase real estate for the business operated by my S corporation. Should I purchase the property in the corporation’s name?
Question: I am buying a minority interest in a three member limited liability company which owns appreciated real estate. If the property is sold, will I be taxed on the appreciation that occurred prior to my purchase?
Question: I am recently divorced in Illinois and wondering how my estate plan documents need to be modified as I no longer wish to provide for my spouse.
Question: I own a 50% interest in a corporation and have concerns about what might happen if I become disabled. Can I continue to receive a salary from my corporation if I become disabled?
Question: I would like to reduce my taxable estate but approximately two-thirds of my assets are held in a traditional IRA and the balance is held in cash. Is there any planning I can undertake?
Question: I operate a business as a limited liability company which I am considering converting to an S corporation given the recent increase in the Social Security wage base. I am not certain I want to forego the liability protection I enjoy from limited liability company status but do not want to pay more payroll taxes than I am already paying. Is there a preferable alternative?
Question: I am approaching age 70 ½ and wish to postpone distributions from my company’s 401(k) plan or, alternatively, minimize my required distributions. What, if anything, can I do?