A SPA trust can improve the flexibility of your estate plan
Abstract: These are uncertain times. There’s uncertainty about the economy as well as the possibility of tax increases to address the rising federal debt. For example, there’s renewed interest in proposals that would slash the historically high gift and estate tax exemption. In light of this uncertainty, it’s a good idea to consider estate planning tools that offer asset protection as well as flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances. One such tool is the special power of appointment (SPA) trust. This article explains how a SPA trust can inject flexibility into an estate plan. A sidebar cautions readers about fraudulent transfer laws.