TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

 

STARTING THOUGHTS

Changing States

by Danielle Andrus


COVER STORY

Till Death Do Us Part: Estate Planning During Divorce

by Mark L. Prendergast, CFP®, CPA, CDFA

Gray divorces are on the rise, and the documents that protected clients’ interests upon their death will likely become outdated. Learn what changes you can—and can’t—make regarding these emotional planning decisions.
 

FEATURE

Modern Post-mortem Estate Planning for Noncitizen Spouses: Why Qualified Domestic Trusts Are a Risky Proposition

by Fabio Ambrosio, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., CFP®, EA, CPA/PFS

Passing along assets in an estate is always tricky, especially if one or both partners are not citizens of the United States. Are QDOTs a viable solution for a noncitizen to receive property?
 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

The Power of Reframing: Analyzing When Things Go Right

by Greg Opitz

Self-reflection is key to improving yourself. When things go bad, it’s intuitive to reflect on what went wrong, but should you be evaluating the good periods more critically?

 

SPECIAL SECTION

FPA NEXT GENERATION PLANNER

Click HERE for this month’s issue of the FPA Next Generation Planner, which is now included in the Journal of Financial Planning for your convenience.
 

JFP ACADEMICS

UPCOMING RESEARCH: Look for these research papers in future issues of the Journal of Financial Planning. 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

DIGITAL EDITION

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Continuing Education Exam

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VOICE

What Will Be Your Body of Work?

 


OBSERVER

 

Digital Assets Add New Concerns to Estate Planning


Stat Bank

 

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT

Buckeyes to Gather in Columbus this November

 

COLUMNS
 

Advocacy
FPA to Fight for Legal Recognition of Financial Planners

by Dennis Moore, CFP®

FPA believes financial planning is an essential profession that has an important impact on society. That’s why pursuing title protection will be our primary advocacy objective.

Longevity
Examining the Prevalence of Diminished Capacity

by Chris Heye, Ph.D.

The biggest concern retirees have isn’t outliving their portfolio but health-related issues, chief among them making financial decisions as decision-making capability wanes.

Fintech
Tech Extravaganza>

by Bob Veres

This year’s “T3/Inside Information Software Survey” reveals what sort of software solutions different financial advisers are using in their firms, and compares FPA members’ utilization to other planners’.

Student Debt
Student Loan Forgiveness Period Ending Soon

by Bridger Cummings

A temporary relief period for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is ending soon. Clients with outstanding student debt who work in a nonprofit or for the government could save a lot if they act now.

 

RESEARCH

The Psychology of Estate Planning with Blended Families: How Financial Planners Can Better Help Blended Families Develop an Estate Plan That Works

by Mikel Van Cleve, CFP®, and Bradley Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®

As more people remarry and introduce kids from previous marriages, it is vital that both partners feel comfortable with how the estate is set up regarding the children, especially if one partner makes more than the other, so there is no resentment.

Get Published

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

An Evaluation of the Association Between Marital Status and Financial Risk Tolerance

by John E. Grable, Ph.D., CFP®; Eun Jin Kwak; and Pan-Ju Chen

Using the marital status of your clients when determining their risk tolerance has been a point of debate. This paper explores this association in conjunction with other variables to discover how much of an effect it really has.

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