Podcast: Important estate planning considerations amid COVID-19

April 3, 2020

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Increased health risks related to COVID-19 and the financial aspects of the CARES Act and other financial legislation – all during an election year, compounds the complexity of the tax and financial planning landscape. There are issues you can address and steps you can take with your clients to make sure they are protected. In this episode, Martin Shenkman, CPA/PFS, JD shares insights into:

  • What are the estate planning basics that must be addressed, including important healthcare documents?
  • What can you do to help your clients prepare their estates if there is a significant decrease in the estate tax exemption?
  • How do you address the psychological impact of the current environment in the context of the financial plan?
  • What are innovative planning techniques you can use to protect your clients in this unique environment?

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