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July 2022 Trust Non-Judicial Settlement Agreement

DeAngelis Legal created another non-judicial settlement agreement modifying the terms of an irrevocable trust.  Decedent died before updating his estate plan, an all-too-common occurrence, leaving the beneficiaries of his trust to piece it together and work out the details themselves.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the settlement agreement, modifying the decedent’s trust to conform with his intentions [...]

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June 2022 Complex Trust Administration

June marked the end of a four year complex trust administration odyssey.  This administration could have been a television show, as it had every intrigue you can imagine - power struggles, illiquid assets, environmental claims, a defunct closely held business with unpaid claims, an injunction preventing the sale of real estate, property tax claims, third [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:14:07-07:00July 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2022 Complex Trust Administration

May 2022 Probate and Trust Administration

An increase in deaths in Arizona over the winter caused an increase in probate and trust administration.  DeAngelis Legal continued to provide assistance to family members with these administrations from the preparation of simple Affidavit of Small Estates and Informal Probates to more complex situations requiring Formal Probates and difficult trust administrations.  Each situation is [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:11:31-07:00June 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration|Comments Off on May 2022 Probate and Trust Administration

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 [...]

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March 2022 Irrevocable Trust Decanting

DeAngelis Legal represented a Scottsdale estate planning client with the decanting of his parent’s irrevocable trust.  The client is a current beneficiary of the trust, but wanted to clarify the terms upon which his children as secondary beneficiaries would receive its assets, especially because one child had special needs. DeAngelis Legal prepared the new trust [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:10:47-07:00April 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on March 2022 Irrevocable Trust Decanting

February 2022 Informal Probate

DeAngelis Legal assisted two new clients to open informal probate to transfer assets out of the deceased person’s name.  In both situations, the deceased person failed to transfer the asset to their trust and the account custodian (one a financial institution and the other a title company) required “Letters of Personal Representative” before they would [...]

By |2022-07-28T20:04:50-07:00March 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration|Comments Off on February 2022 Informal Probate

January 2022 Trust Decanting

DeAngelis Legal assisted with the trust decanting of an irrevocable trust.  We prepared the new trust instrument which holds a variety of closely held businesses, real estate entities and marketable securities.  The old instrument was prepared by another law firm and its terms did not meet with the settlors’ intent.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the [...]

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September 2021 Trust Termination

DeAngelis Legal assisted new client with the judicial termination of a Charitable Remainder Trust.  The trust was established many years earlier and was struggling to cover increased administrative costs and distributions to the income beneficiaries.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the income beneficiaries, the charitable remainder beneficiaries, their accountant and the corporate trustee to value the [...]

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June 2021 Probate and Trust Administration

The death toll resulting from COVID-19 continues to climb.  June was no exception, with several new probates opened and trusts administered.  A common theme among them was the failure to find the decedent’s original documents.  The probate process is one of the few remaining areas where an original will is still required.  This is because [...]

By |2021-07-31T06:56:10-07:00July 15th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2021 Probate and Trust Administration

Delegation of Trustee Powers

DELEGATION OF TRUSTEE POWERS When a client has a large asset base and a trust that will continue for a long period of time or in perpetuity, trustee selection often becomes an important issue to address. There may not be another person the client trusts to make decisions or who has the sophistication to invest, [...]

By |2021-07-01T20:25:36-07:00June 15th, 2021|Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Delegation of Trustee Powers