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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|Past Newsletters, Annual Estate Plan Updates, 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|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on April 2022 Estate Planning for Generational Wealth

Top 7 Tips for Estate Planning

Here are our Top 7 Tips for Estate Planning this year: Review K-1s and 1099s. These documents should show your trust or you as trustee or its abbreviation “TR.”  If not, the asset is most likely title in your individual name and should be transferred to the trust.  This is especially true if the asset [...]

By |2021-01-26T19:25:42-07:00January 25th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Federal Estate Tax, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Top 7 Tips for Estate Planning

Money Makes Money

“Money makes money. And the money that makes money, makes more money.” Benjamin Franklin This centuries old quote by our founding father could not be more appropriate today. Millions of Americans are out of work, surviving on government subsidies and yet the stock market and real estate market are approaching historic highs. Those with capital [...]

By |2020-07-30T19:20:42-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Past Newsletters, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Money Makes Money

May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage

Represented a Scottsdale couple with the preparation of a comprehensive review of their estate plan.  Both spouses in this second marriage had children from their prior marriages and maintained both separate and combined finances.  DeAngelis Legal identified issues, including tax implications and inequities in their proposed structure, identified potential solutions and drafted the appropriate changes [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:06:50-07:00June 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage

April 2020 Estate Planning

Not surprisingly, DeAngelis Legal devoted much of the month of April preparing and finalizing estate plans for physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers in preparation for Arizona's COVID-19 outbreak.  Everything from simple wills to complex trusts, most of which was done on an expedited basis given the COVID-19 crisis.  Preparing these plans required balancing social [...]

By |2020-07-04T15:50:55-07:00May 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on April 2020 Estate Planning

Pandemic Planning for Individuals

DeAngelis Legal's pandemic planning for individuals is a list of topics you should address in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.  For topics related to businesses see Pandemic Planning for Businesses. CARES Act for Individuals. The CARES Act has many provisions benefiting individuals. These pandemic planning topics are wide ranging from the much discussed rebates, to lesser [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:24:18-07:00April 27th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Pandemic Planning for Individuals

December 2019 Estate Planning Post-Divorce

Represented husband and wife with their estate planning post-divorce.  DeAngelis Legal had represented the couple jointly for many years.  The couple amicably desired to separate their finances and each engaged DeAngelis Legal to assist them, on an individual basis, with their separate estate plans.  DeAngelis Legal assisted each spouse with the creation of a separate [...]

By |2020-04-11T16:10:28-07:00January 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2019 Estate Planning Post-Divorce

August 2019 Estate Planning

Represented current client with the preparation of a revised estate plan.  DeAngelis Legal previously represented client with her estate plan and she desired to make changes after her recent wedding.  DeAngelis Legal assisted with a review of the previous estate planning documents and helped clarify how assets would be allocated between her new spouse, his [...]

By |2019-10-07T17:08:11-07:00September 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on August 2019 Estate Planning

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