Archives: Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a rigorous task, so having a capable estate planning attorney is key to making sure your assets are properly handled after you’re gone.

Wills and Trusts—Which One Is Right For You?

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Wills and trusts can be quite confusing. How do you know which document best suits your needs? Can you have both a trust and a will? If you are not an attorney, it can be quite difficult to figure out how to distribute your estate properly. In this post, you will learn the difference between …. Read More

Could My Inheritance Get Lost in the Mail?

Do you know what it takes to be the executor of an estate? There are several important responsibilities like managing the assets of the deceased and organizing appraisals and sales. All this effort is to ensure that the estate’s beneficiaries get their proper share, but what would you do if part of the inheritance you …. Read More

Why Wills Are Not Enough When It Comes to Estate Planning

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Many adults in America draft a will and believe they have completed their estate planning tasks. While a will is a very important part of an estate plan, it is just one piece of a comprehensive puzzle. Having an estate plan is essential for those who want to protect their assets. An estate plan can …. Read More

Five Reasons You Need to Have an Estate Plan

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The words “estate planning” may conjure up images of mansions and private jets; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. Estate planning isn’t just for the rich. It is a tool that can help just about anyone protect their assets and safeguard their loved ones’ futures when they are gone. In fact, if you …. Read More

What Details Should I Be Worried About When Drafting a Will?

Nobody likes to think about what could happen should they die, but death is an inevitability. Not preparing for the end could make life hard for the loved ones you leave behind, and that’s why it’s important to put together a strong will. But do you know what details need to be a part of …. Read More

Should I Update My Estate Plan Due to the Coronavirus?

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Most people do not enjoy thinking about their own death. Even fewer enjoy planning for it. This explains why the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan. Those who do have an estate plan often have not updated their plan in years. Yet, the coronavirus outbreak is forcing many people to rethink their …. Read More

What You Should Know: Real Estate Law

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Real Estate Law The real estate market has gone through several changes over the past years. Today’s market status makes it a good time for buying real estate as a long-term investment. Real estate attorneys are valuable assets for residential and commercial properties. Contracts elements include reviewing sales and lease contracts, easements and potential buyback …. Read More

Why Is a Late R&B Singer’s Widow Singing the Blues Over Her Inheritance?

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Having your wishes followed after your passing can be both difficult and devastating to your family. If you do not have your estate legally tended to, it can lead to legal battles that can spin wildly out of control for years. The widow of late R&B Singer Teddy Pendergrass knows this all too well. The …. Read More

What Happens to Your Estate If You Die During a Divorce?

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  Probate can be a very complex and difficult branch of the law to deal with. Knowing what assets go where, and who inherits what property can be a particular challenge, and this can be amplified by the circumstances surrounding a person’s passing. For instance, do you know what will happen to your estate if …. Read More