Top Experts in Financial and Estate Planning Give Road Map to Hottest Trends and Potential Future Pitfalls

Recent developments such as Hurricane Katrina and political considerations have made the areas of financial and estate planning uncertain as far as being able to accurately advise clients of what to expect in the future, according to the CCH Financial and Estate Planning Editorial Advisory Board. The group met in the fall to discuss recent trends in the areas of financial planning, estate planning, retirement planning, accounting firm oversight and insurance. Board member Sanford Schlesinger commented during the meeting, “I am very uncomfortable because how do we advise clients of the change in the law when we do not know what the law is going to be three weeks or six weeks from now?” The group went on to highlight the areas of uncertainty as well as provide tips on how they are dealing with these uncertain times in their own practices.

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This story is from the CCH’s monthly Focus on Tax newsletter, which provides advise and guidance on federal and state tax issues for tax and accounting professionals.

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