Friday, September 30, 2016
Estate planners combine several aspects when working with clients, and showing sensitivity to a client’s religious concerns should be incorporated when necessary. When selecting fiduciaries, clients who seek to implement religious values into their choice often will not find the individual who best fits the fiduciary criteria. A viable solution might be to recommend an institutional co-fiduciary that will be able to fulfill those duties. Additionally, many religious clients will want to make distributions and give to charity based on their religious beliefs; it is important to understand the values that are tied to these instances of giving. The Article further discusses several other religious considerations and how they are implemented into estate planning.
See Martin M. Shenkman, Religion and Estate Planning, Wealth Management, September 27, 2016.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.