When individuals consider how assets pass upon death, they immediately think of Wills (and perhaps Revocable Trusts for probate avoidance). What often is not considered, and even misunderstood, is that even if individuals have executed valid Wills, their wishes may not be respected. Why – because those estate documents will not generally supersede asset titling… Read »
A discussion of estate planning topics affecting Virginia residents and U.S. citizens
The annual exclusion gift amount remains at $15,000 for 2019. The annual exclusion gift is the amount that you can give to any recipient during the calendar year without gift tax consequence. For example, in 2019, if husband and wife have two children, they each can give $15,000 to each child, total of $60,000. Upon… Read »
Estate planning involves more than avoiding probate and estate taxes. Probate can be avoided by using Revocable Living Trusts. Estate taxes are not a concern for most U.S. taxpayers with the gift and estate tax exemption now at $11.4 million per person. Because of “portability,” a husband and wife can either gift or pass upon… Read »
The 2019 inflation adjusted amount for the federal gift and estate tax exemption is now $11.4 million per person. Because of “portability,” a husband and wife can either gift or pass upon death $22.8 without paying any gift or estate tax, regardless of how assets are titled among spouses. The $11.4 amount increased from the… Read »
Cameron McEvoy, PLLC, is pleased to announce that John Dedon has been honored with admission as a Fellow into the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The College is the country’s leading association of estate and trust attorneys. ACTEC Fellows are only selected by nomination, and then the vote, of existing ACTEC members. “It… Read »
On October 10, I gave an estate planning presentation for business owners sponsored by Access Bank and Middleburg Investment Group, pertaining to the importance of family and business planning while the tax law allows for $22.4 of tax free gifts. See the Announcement below. The concern for business owners and individuals with significant assets is… Read »
I am pleased to announce that I have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the Trusts and Estates category. This is my seventh consecutive year making the Best Lawyers® list. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence…. Read »
On July 20, 2018, I was a presenter at the Virginia Bar Association Summer Tax Meeting at the Homestead, speaking on charitable planning and private foundations. Please review the written materials here: VSB Presentation Outline.
An article I wrote on creating trusts for people who desire to be cryonically preserved was just published in the August 2018 Estate Planning magazine. Click here to read it: Preserving Assets in Trusts for Clients Considering Cryonics.