The 2018 GA Legislative Session turned out to be a very big deal for those living in GA. This new legislation was enacted at the end of March 2018, but the GA Governor had until the end of May 8, 2018 to veto any legislation he did not like. This time has now passed, and all of the 2018 legislation (with one exception discussed below) impacting the estate planning world will now officially become effective on July 1, 2018.
by Loraine M. DiSalvo President Trump signed the 2017 Tax2 Act on December 22, 2017, bringing a huge number of changes to the federal tax laws that affect individuals and businesses. This paper is intended to look solely at some of the changes to the income tax rules that apply to individuals,
It is clear that the 2017 Tax Act1 is significant and provides numerous fundamental changes that make our already complex tax system even more complex. With this level of complexity, it is likely that it will take several years for tax professionals to fully understand its terms and the planning needed to fully benefit from [...]
Estate Planning Attorneys Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. announced today that both Richard M. Morgan and Loraine M. DiSalvo were named to the Super Lawyers of Georgia 2018 List. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. This is both attorneys' sixth consecutive year on the prestigious [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.