Supreme Court Holds Inherited IRAs Are Part Of The Bankruptcy Estate
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Supreme Court Holds Inherited IRAs Are Part Of The Bankruptcy Estate

With only a few exceptions, the Bankruptcy code exempts Individual Retirement Arrangements, more commonly known as IRAs, allowing debtors to keep their retirement funds. In a recent unanimous decision in the case of Clark v. Rameker, the Supreme Court created another exception to this general rule. The Court held that an inherited IRA has no…

Supreme Court Reviews Exemption of Inherited IRA funds
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Supreme Court Reviews Exemption of Inherited IRA funds

The U.S. Supreme Court is presently considering whether an inherited retirement account funds can be protected against bankruptcy claims. The justices will decide the appeal of a Wisconsin couple, Brandon C. Clark and Heidi Heffron-Clark, who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010 after their pizza shop business failed in 2009. The bankruptcy court rejected the…