Represented successor trustee with trust administration. DeAngelis Legal represented parents with creation of a trust that established sub-trusts for their adult children upon their deaths. DeAngelis Legal assisted the successor trustee with negotiating and closing the sale of a large Paradise Valley residence, distributing personal property to the beneficiaries, interviewing and selecting an investment advisor, [...]
Represented Scottsdale beneficiary with the decanting of an irrevocable trust. DeAngelis Legal previously represented beneficiary with the termination of different trust and updated his estate plan. Beneficiary’s parents created an irrevocable trust, but the administrative provisions were inflexible. DeAngelis Legal prepared the documents necessary to decant the trust into a trust with the same beneficiaries, [...]
Represented Scottsdale spouse with respect to a marital agreement and update to estate plan. DeAngelis Legal previously represented spouse with respect to the termination of an irrevocable trust. Spouse, with children from a prior marriage, got engaged and desired to define the rights and obligations of each spouse and update his estate plan prior to [...]
Represented beneficiary with respect to his interest in irrevocable trust. Beneficiary’s late spouse left her assets in trust for surviving spouse. DeAngelis Legal analyzed trust terms, explained terms and alternatives to beneficiary and prepared the documents necessary to exercise beneficiary's rights to without amending or terminating the trust.
“I recommend you dispose of anything that does not fall into one of three categories: currently in use, needed for a limited period of time, or must be kept indefinitely.”― Marie Kondo, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”* Ms. Kondo offers great advice in the above book for discarding [...]
Estate Planning Update January, 2019 2019 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2019 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion: $11,400,000 per donor through 2025, see #6 below. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2019 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: $11,400,000 per donor through 2025, see #6 below. Top rate for [...]
Assisted a wealthy Scottsdale couple with an update to their existing revocable trust. DeAngelis Legal assisted couple with the preparation of a complex trust intended to hold concentrated and illiquid assets and limited rights of the beneficiaries to use the trust assets.
Represented high net worth Scottsdale couple owning numerous closely held business and real estate interests with a comprehensive review of their corporate plan. DeAngelis Legal reviewed current terms and structure and made significant recommendations to maximize creditor protection, minimize estate taxes and facilitate administration of structure upon a death or disability of the couple. DeAngelis Legal [...]
Represented elderly Scottsdale couple with an update to their estate plan. The retired husband and wife have adult children with different economic means. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the couple’s current plan, made recommendations, discussed alternatives and drafted a new estate plan creating trusts with third party corporate trustees for their children which had the effect of [...]
Represented young Scottsdale couple with core estate planning documents. DeAngelis Legal interviewed the young entrepreneur and his wife, made recommendations, and ultimately drafted and implemented a comprehensive estate plan which named guardians for their minor children, created trusts which deferred the children’s control over the assets and integrated other aspects of the couple’s assets and [...]