McNees Insights on Estate Planning: Who Gets Your IRA?

Posted on 04-11-2014 by
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Do you want your heirs to have to chase after your 401K or IRA money? As reported in the Estate and Elder Law Blog, many of us have a significant portion of our assets held in retirement plans, such as 401Ks and IRAs, and your Will does not control who gets your 401K or IRA. Therefore, it is important to make sure you have an up-to-date beneficiary form. The beneficiary form trumps your Will, and filling out the beneficiary form correctly is critical. 

The bottom line: Done correctly your 401K or IRA can preserve some significant funds for future generations to enjoy. The rules surrounding retirement plans and IRAs are complicated, but don’t make matters worse by not paying attention to your beneficiary forms.

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