Beneficiary designations can be deceptively simple. But their simplicity is sort of like an iceberg. Danger lurks beneath those tranquil waters, both for the client and the attorney. Designations for IRAs and retirement plans can be particularly complicated, especially after the SECURE Act. This article examines how beneficiary designations done prior to the SECURE Act might not have the intended consequences today. Read on to learn more.
About Edward Lovato
Edward W. Lovato is a New Mexico native. After graduating from Rio Rancho High School, Edward joined the Marines and served 13 years on active duty in the enlisted and officer ranks, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward founded the Rio Rancho law firm of Lovato Law, P.C. in 2017 and he oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning. Edward attended the University of New Mexico where he earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor (law) degrees.