With the turning of the year and our progression into spring, our thoughts turn gently to the upcoming income tax season and to the March 6 deadline for determining how much income must be distributed from your non-grantor, irrevocable trust for the 2017 tax year. Trusts themselves are not terribly complex creatures. Someone (the settlor) [...]
NEWS ALERT: Coming Tax Law Changes May Effectively Eliminate the Deduction for Charitable Contributions – Consider Making Your Charitable Gifts Before 2017 Ends!
People who regularly make charitable contributions generally expect that those contributions will be deductible on their income tax returns. However, some of the currently proposed tax law changes would effectively eliminate this deduction for a huge portion of U.S. taxpayers.
Estate Planning and Related Issues for Same-Sex Couples in 2017: Obergefell v. Hodges Did Not Eliminate the Need for Extra-Careful Planning When It Created National Recognition for Same-Sex Marriages
In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, that marriage is a fundamental right that extends to same-sex couples.
As of July 1, 2017, Georgia has a new Uniform Power of Attorney Act ("UPOAA") which applies to all Power of Attorney ("POA") documents executed on or after this date. This presentation will first review the basics of these new rules, including both the good and the bad. Second, it will cover your POA [...]
Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. Achieves Highest Metro Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers for Sixth Consecutive Year
Alpharetta, Ga., November 1, 2017 – Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 regional practice in Trusts and Estates for the sixth consecutive year. Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 26, 2017 – Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C., an award-winning law firm specializing in trust and estate law, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Allison L. Byrd. With more than 20 years as a practicing attorney in Georgia, Byrd’s areas of concentration include estate planning, probate law, and alternative dispute resolution. [...]
On September 27, 2017, President Trump announced the release of a “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” (the “Framework”). A copy of the Framework can be found at http://src.bna.com/sS3. The Framework was produced by the influential group known as the “Big Six.”1 The stated objectives of the changes outlined in the Framework are [...]
By Diane Weinberg I've always been a little hesitant to write a general article about Medicaid planning with any detail. Medicaid laws and regulations are extremely nuanced and can impact other laws, including tax laws, VA disability pension law, and laws governing trusts and estate. My biggest fear has always been that someone would read [...]
Georgia Supreme Court Speaks: Married Persons Are Free to Transfer Assets and Proper Title is Critical to Accomplish Intended Transfers (Gibson v. Gibson)
On June 5, 2017, the Georgia Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Gibson v. Gibson, S17F0593 (Ga. 2017). In Gibson, the Court considered the scope of a married person’s power to freely transfer his or her own assets to a third party.
Beginning on July 1, 2017, a new Uniform Power of Attorney Act (the “UPOAA”) applies to most written, general financial Powers of Attorney (“POAs”) created by individuals in Georgia. This newsletter is Part 3 of our three-part series on the UPOAA.1 Part 1 covered the most important aspects of the UPOAA other than the power [...]