UPDATE: The Supreme Court has ruled on this matter. Click here to read more.
Are Inherited IRAs Exempt from Bankruptcy? That is the exact question that will be argued before the United States Supreme Court. Click here to read more. Keep up with the latest on the case by clicking here.
An Inherited IRA is what your retirement account is called in the hands of your named beneficiary (e.g., your child) after you have passed away.
There is no question as to whether retirement assets are exempt in bankruptcy. The question before the Court is whether Congress intended an inherited retirement account to be included in that protection.