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January 2024 High Net Worth Estate Planning

High net worth second marriage couple from Phoenix desired to review and update their estate plan, which included bequests of sole and separate property to each spouse’s children.    DeAngelis Legal reviewed the couple’s current estate plan, worked with their investment advisor and accountant to identify and resolve a variety of income tax, estate tax and [...]

By |2024-02-02T21:11:03-07:00February 15th, 2024|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2024 High Net Worth Estate Planning

January 2024 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January 2024 1. 2024 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: increased to $18,000 per donor, per donee. 2. 2024 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $13,610,000 per donor through 2025, see #6, an increase of $690,000. 3. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: remains unlimited. 4. 2023 Generation Skipping Tax Exemption: increased [...]

By |2024-01-22T20:10:52-07:00January 15th, 2024|Past Newsletters, Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Entity Formation, Business Services|Comments Off on January 2024 Estate Planning Update

November 2023 Charitable Giving

During the review and update of a new ultra high net-worth Scottsdale couple’s estate plan, DeAngelis Legal identified estate tax issues, provided alternative solutions for achieving the couple’s charitable giving objectives and restructured their charitable giving to maximize the amount given to charities and the couple’s family members through changes to their revocable trust, retirement [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:40:47-07:00December 15th, 2023|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on November 2023 Charitable Giving

October 2023 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

High net-worth Scottsdale couple asked for assistance with funding their revocable trust with complex closely held business interests, retirement accounts and life insurance. DeAngelis Legal assisted with the update of each entity’s corporate records and transfer them to their revocable trust. The updates included amendments to the operating agreement to comply with recent ownership changes [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:35:11-07:00November 15th, 2023|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2023 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

October 2023 Complex Revocable Trust

High net worth Arizona couple had not reviewed their revocable trust in over ten years. The husband became ill and upon review, their advisors found the trusts to be ambiguous and tax inefficient. DeAngelis Legal worked with the couple and their adult children to evaluate and prepare a comprehensive and complex revocable trust. The new [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:25:34-07:00November 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Business Services, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2023 Complex Revocable Trust

July 2023 Sophisticated Estate Planning

Long time Scottsdale estate and business clients desired to overhaul their estate plan.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the clients and their investment advisor to rework goals and objectives, including restructuring the terms of the gifts to their children, evaluating insurance needs and incorporating large gifts to charitable organizations.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the documents updating their [...]

By |2024-01-18T19:54:58-07:00August 15th, 2023|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on July 2023 Sophisticated Estate Planning

July 2023 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update July 2023 2023 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: increased to $17,000 per donor, per donee. 2023 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $12,920,000 per donor through 2025, see #6, an increase of $860,000. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: remains unlimited. 2023 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $12,920,000 per donor [...]

By |2023-07-25T10:27:39-07:00July 22nd, 2023|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning|Comments Off on July 2023 Estate Planning Update

March 2023 Life Insurance Trust  

During the review and update of a new high net-worth Scottsdale couple’s estate plan, DeAngelis Legal identified a potentially large estate tax obligation caused by life insurance owned by the couple.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the couple and their insurance advisor to identify and evaluate alternatives, which included an evaluation of how much life insurance [...]

By |2023-05-12T20:00:34-07:00April 15th, 2023|Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on March 2023 Life Insurance Trust  

July 2022 Estate Planning Update

 Estate Planning Update July, 2022 1. 2022 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: increased to $16,000 per donor, per donee. 2. 2022 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $12,060,000 per donor through 2025, see #6. 3. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: remains unlimited. 4. 2022 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $12,060,000 per donor [...]

By |2022-07-29T11:30:04-07:00July 20th, 2022|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Past Newsletters, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on July 2022 Estate Planning Update

April 2022 Estate Planning for Generational Wealth

DeAngelis Legal prepared the estate plan for a young couple with generational wealth.  This project was made more complicated by one spouse’s interest in four irrevocable trusts and a myriad of out of state family businesses gifted from the spouse’s parents.  While the couple’s planning was simple, DeAngelis Legal assisted the spouse understand her rights [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:11:11-07:00May 15th, 2022|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on April 2022 Estate Planning for Generational Wealth