Skip to Content

News , Press

Gary R. Botwinick Quoted in U.S. News & World Report on Gifting Money to Children

April 16, 2024

Gary R. Botwinick, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Estates and Taxation practice groups, is quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article wherein he offered tips about gifting money to minor children, noting that options range from simply transferring money into the child’s bank account to setting up custodial accounts, 529 Plans, Roth IRAs, or trusts.

In the article “Smart Ways to Gift Money to Children,” Botwinick said, “Gifting to minor children requires careful consideration of the child’s future needs, the donor’s financial goals and the tax implications of the gift.”
If a donor wants to gift a child money or other property, special consideration should be given to exactly what goals the donor of the gift wishes to achieve in making the gift. Botwinick suggested that “thoughtful planning and, where necessary, consultation with financial and legal professionals can ensure that the gifts not only provide immediate joy and support but also lay a strong foundation for the child’s financial independence and success in the future.”

The full article can be read at U.S. News & World Report.

Contact us to schedule a consultation or
call now to speak with an attorney 973-627-7300

Best Law Firms 2022
Best Law Firms 2020
Super Lawyers
Leading Age