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Planning for Trust Administration

Trust Administration Administrating a trust post-death should be as easy as your successor trustee accepting the responsibility for the trust, taking control of the assets, satisfying creditors and following the trust’s distribution provisions. Unfortunately, we are seeing longer administration times, most of which could have been greatly reduced with minimal upfront planning. Recent examples we [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:12:28-07:00January 25th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Probate and Trust Administration, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Planning for Trust Administration

January 2020 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January, 2020 2020 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2020 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2020 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:21:32-07:00January 15th, 2020|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2020 Estate Planning Update

December 2019 Trust Administration

Assisted personal representative with the administration of an estate and trust.  For the past couple of years DeAngelis Legal assisted the personal representative and trustee gather control over the decedent's assets, liquidate them and this December deliver the final checks to several charitable organizations.  The administration was complicated by the failure of the decedent to [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:57:20-07:00January 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2019 Trust Administration

Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona

Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona Tired of being referred to by your given name and not the name you have used for the last 50 years?  Frustrated with being pulled out of the TSA line at the airport because your name doesn’t match your ticket?  Just want to shorten your legal name (i.e., from [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:22:10-07:00November 25th, 2019|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona

July 2019 Probate Administration

DeAngelis Legal represented the personal representative with a simple probate of a will.   Sister died and left a will naming her brother as personal representative and waived bond.  DeAngelis Legal prepared, filed and obtained approval of the informal probate of a will application with the Maricopa County Probate Court.  Upon the Letters of Personal Representative [...]

By |2019-08-29T17:53:11-07:00August 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Homepage|Comments Off on July 2019 Probate Administration

July 2019 Estate Planning

Represented Scottsdale attorneys with their core estate planning documents.  DeAngelis Legal assisted the couple with the preparation of an 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 such as retirement accounts, real estate and closely held [...]

By |2019-08-29T17:58:53-07:00August 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on July 2019 Estate Planning

July 2019 Estate Plan Update

Estate Planning Update July, 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 [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:13:29-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning|Comments Off on July 2019 Estate Plan Update

June 2019 Estate Planning

Husband and wife recently relocated to Fountain Hills, Arizona.  DeAngelis Legal reviewed their current estate plan documents, provided comments and suggestions and prepared the documents necessary to overhaul their plan to better achieve their objectives.  DeAngelis Legal also provided the couple with alternative gifting strategies.

By |2019-07-17T16:51:19-07:00July 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2019 Estate Planning