Happy New Year From Vitt Law Offices, PLC!
We hope the start of the new year brings with it joy and prosperity to you and your loved ones! 2015 has already been a busy and joyful year for our Vitt Law Offices Family. We hosted Client Review Seminars at the Boar’s Head Inn on January 21st, as well as our monthly Free Estate Planning Seminars on January 20th and 22nd. Additionally, the Vitt Family welcomed a new member on January 21st, 2015 when Loretta Vitt-Dubovsky and husband Michael Dubovsky welcomed their son, Arlo! Arlo is Loretta and Michael’s first child as well as Jim and Dianne’s first grandchild! For information and resources related to protecting your wealth for future generations, and gifting to grandchildren, please visit our website, www.vittlaw.com to view our “Reports” section, or call our office at 434-971-3025. For further information about estate planning, register to attend one of our Free Estate Planning Seminars on February 10th, 2015 at 10am and 6pm at our office, 880-A Rio East Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Registration is required, and you can register online at www.vittlaw.com, or by phone by calling our office at (434) 971-3025.
Happy New Year!
Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday October 18th, 2014
Please Support and/or Join us on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 18!
This year the Vitt Law Offices, PLC team is excited to be once again joining Sharon Celsor-Hughes’ “Team Arts Fusion I” as we participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 18th at Lee Park in Charlottesville. Sharon Celsor-Hughes is the Creative Arts Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Virginia.
If you would like to walk with us, or if you simply would like to make a donation to help the Alzheimer’s Association find a cure for Alzheimer’s, you may do so by clicking on the link below. If you prefer to contribute by check, please make checks payable to “Alzheimer’s Association” with a memo referencing Team Arts Fusion I. You may send your check to the attention of Mrs. Sharon Celsor-Hughes at The Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Pl #306 Charlottesville, VA 22901, or to Vitt Law Offices, PLC, 880-A Rio East Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (checks must be made payable to “Alzheimer’s Association”), and we will see that it gets to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thank you for your support in helping the Alzheimer’s Association find a cure!
Please click on the following link to join us in participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s or to contribute to help find a cure: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/VA-CentralandWesternVirginia?fr_id=3755&pg=entry
Please give us a call if you have questions, or if we may be of assistance! (434) 971-3025.
Supreme Court Rules on Bankruptcy Protection of Inherited IRAs
While many people plan out their vacations in great detail, they may be forgetting to address what to do if the unexpected happens while their out of town. Find out how setting an estate plan in place, even a basic one, can minimize your worries about those “what if’s,” and enjoy that vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
The Case of the iPhone Will
This month’s Alert examines how a “Will” might be in various different forms, like on an iPhone. The Alert also discusses how it may be prudent to use other devices to avoid probate.
Charitable Planning Ideas
This month’s Alert focuses on charitable giving. Often, people like to think of charitable giving at year-end. In addition to year-end giving for income tax purposes, a client may wish to think about including charitable giving in their estate plan to capture income, gift, or estate tax savings. Whenever they do the giving, charitable giving is a great way to give back to the community!
U. S. Supreme Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional: Estate Planning for LGBTQ Couples Just Got Easier – and More Complicated
The U.S. Supreme Court recently released two decisions concerning same-sex marriages. This alert examines the landscape of same-sex marriage and estate planning for LGBTQ couples in light of Windsor and Petty.
Planning for Retirement Assets Can be Difficult
This month’s Alert examines the rules regarding distributions from IRAs and retirement plans. In particular, it examines reasons to make a trust the beneficiary and rules regarding who is the measuring life for minimum required distribution purposes.
Guardianship Provisions Essential To a Comprehensive Estate Plan
This month’s Alert examines two high-profile cases which illustrate the importance of naming guardians for minor children.
More Reasons for Clients to Review Their Estate Plans
This month’s Alert examines how the “fiscal cliff” legislation could result in changes for estate plans. Depending on the couple, it might mean they could simplify their plan. However, there are many non-tax reasons that they may want to keep a more complex plan.
New Year’s Resolution #3 – Get My Estate Plan Reviewed
This month’s Alert discusses how the “fiscal cliff” legislation impacts your clients’ estate plans.