If you are considering filing for bankruptcy relief and you have recently inherited an individual retirement account (IRA), it is imperative that you seek advice from a seasoned bankruptcy attorney. The United States Supreme Court made a ruling in 2014 that a debtor seeking debt relief in bankruptcy must forfeit all funds from an inherited IRA to pay creditors and settle debts.
If you have spent your whole life working hard and faithfully making contributions to your 401(k) or IRA, and now you are facing financial troubles, you don't want to do anything that could put your nest egg into jeopardy. For many individuals, their retirement account is one of their most significant and valuable asset. Fortunately, most pension and retirement funds are exempted from the bankruptcy process.