Should your life insurance be in an FLP?
Abstract: Life insurance is one of the building blocks of a sound estate plan. The key to avoiding estate taxes on life insurance is to make sure the policy holder doesn’t own the policy or possess any “incidents of ownership” in it. One option is to have an irrevocable life insurance trust purchase the policy. Another option that offers greater control and flexibility is having a family limited partnership (FLP) hold the policy. This article explains what an FLP is and its advantages and disadvantages of holding life insurance. (Updated: 7/27/12)