The SECURE Act was enacted on December 20, 2019 and is now the law. While its primary goal was to encourage people to save more for retirement, it also attempts to cover the tax shortfall that will be caused by the Act’s taxpayer-friendly provisions, and that is where the problems arise. In order to help make these rules and their impact on your estate plan easier to understand, we are providing the following Q&A.
NEWS ALERT: The 2019 Secure Act Becomes Law and Estate Plans Likely Need to be Modified! Yes, This is a Very Big Deal!
Effective as of January 1, 2020, our tax laws have changed in some very significant ways, especially as to the rules applying to the distribution of assets remaining in Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”) and Qualified Retirement Plans (“QPs”) after the death of the owner/participant/employee (“participant”). The one significant change to the Secure Act made after our July 2019 Newsletter will be discussed in this News Alert, which provides more favorable rules to benefit disabled and chronically ill beneficiaries.
This installment of our The Passionate Estate Planner newsletter will review what we at Morgan & DiSalvo consider to be the top six Estate and Tax Planning steps you should consider taking before the end of 2019. This list is not comprehensive, and we still recommend that you seek guidance from your CPA or other [...]
Greater Atlanta Firm Recognized for Eighth Consecutive Year in the Specialty of Trusts and Estates Law Alpharetta, GA. November 1, 2019 – For the eighth consecutive year, Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. has received a Tier 1 ranking in Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” representing the Greater Atlanta [...]
Martha Jo "Marty" Wagner, Esq., an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, gave me one of the best pieces of advice I ever received. I worked with Marty when I was a young associate at that firm more than two decades ago. When we started working together, she advised me to assume that everything she told me about the law was wrong until I had verified the statutes and regulations myself.
Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C., Partners Richard M. Morgan and Loraine M. DiSalvo Named Five Star Investment Professionals for Eighth Consecutive Year
National Award Program Recognizes Alpharetta Estate Planning Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Field Atlanta, GA – October 1, 2019 – Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C., is pleased to announce that Richard M. Morgan and Loraine M. DiSalvo have each received the 2019 Five Star Investment Professional Award for the eighth time. The Five Star Investment Professional [...]
by Diane Weinberg, Esq. People hearing the term “Medicaid” often associate this word with a government program that provides medical services to individuals with low income. Medicaid1 encompasses a series of programs that provide more than just medical insurance for an indigent population. Georgia offers over 30 types of Medicaid programs, called classes of assistance [...]
NEWS ALERT: Federal Government Quietly Threatens Attorneys, Regardless of Practice Area, with Significant Penalties & Jail Time For Assisting Those with Special Needs Family Members
On June 25, 2019, the Social Security Administration (the “SSA”) published changes to its interpretive guidance, known as its Program Operation Manual System (the “POMS”).
ALPHARETTA, GA – Aug. 15, 2019 — Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. is pleased to announce that Richard M. Morgan has been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his expertise in Trusts and Estates. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Richard has been named to this prestigious list.
While Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been unable to agree on almost anything since President Obama was in office, something happened on May 23, 2019. The House of Representatives voted 417-3 to approve the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.