Area of Practice

Retirement Asset Planning

Retirement planning entails establishing retirement income objectives and identifying what is required to accomplish them. Planning for retirement involves analyzing sources of income, estimating spending, developing a savings program, and managing assets and risks. Future cash flows are calculated to assess the feasibility of the retirement income goal.

Our Services Include:

  • Beneficiary designations preparation
  • Drafting unique provisions in trust to accommodate retirement assets
  • Assistance with the titling of assets

At Endacott Timmer, our main goal is to ensure that your final desires and beneficiaries are protected. We monitor all developments in estate taxes and probate avoidance to help you carry out your preferences tax-wise and efficiently.

Common Retirement Planning Questions

Retirement planning is a crucial component of ensuring you can retire with peace of mind. Explore the common questions we get around retirement asset planning and reach out to us with any other questions you may have.


Who should I name as the beneficiary on my retirement plan assets?

These assets will be distributed to the person you choose as your beneficiary in your retirement plan. If there are designations in a will, they will not take precedence over the designations in your retirement plan. When it comes to selecting a beneficiary, you have several options (and some limitations). Here are some considerations:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Close family member
  • Trust
  • Charity or nonprofit organization


Can I name a trust as beneficiary?

A trust can provide you greater control over the distribution of your possessions. A trust can be designated as the direct beneficiary of an account. Your assets are transferred to the trust upon your death, and payments are given to the trust’s beneficiaries in accordance with your instructions.


What is the RMD and how is it determined?

Required minimal distributions (RMDs) are typically minimum amounts that a retirement plan account owner must withdraw yearly beginning in the year he or she turns 72, or, if later, the year he or she retires. In general, an RMD is determined for each account by dividing the previous December 31 balance of the IRA or retirement plan account by an IRS-published life expectancy figure.

Endacott Timmer Attorneys Practicing in this Area

Kent Endacott

Patrick D. Timmer

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