Regardless of which candidate becomes president and what changes are made in coming years, there will still be a need for estate planning in Texas, and that includes regular folks as well as the ultra-wealthy.
If the U.S. federal estate tax were to be eliminated, there will still be plenty for single family offices and estate planning attorneys to do, according to a Forbes article, “If the U.S. Federal Estate Tax Goes Away, What Will Single-Family Offices Likely Do?” Wills are still going to be needed to provide direction as to how assets are to be distributed, and all estate plans will likely need to be reviewed and revised in light of changes to the law. For the single family office, there will still be much to do.
Life insurance purchased to pay estate taxes will also need to be reviewed. One way to do this is to convert permanent policies with meaningful cash values into private placement life insurance policies (PPLI).