Why You Should Take the Time to Create a Legal Plan Now
If you have a child with special needs, you may be tempted to assume that if something happens to you or your partner, your other children will take care of their sibling. However, it’s important to take the time now to create a legal plan for your child so that they are always protected no […]
How Often Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan?
Creating an estate plan feels like something you check off a to-do list. Once the task is complete, you can move on and forget about it. However, that is not the mentality you should take when drafting your final wishes. An estate plan should reflect your current circumstances and should be periodically reviewed and amended […]
What is Probate?
Probate is the process of bringing a Last Will and Testament to the Surrogate’s Court and asking for them to prove its validity. Once the court declares that the Will is valid, they issue something called Letter Testamentary to the Executor. This allows the executor to step into the shoes of the decedent and handle […]
Can an Email Serve as My Last Will and Testament?
When it comes to estate planning, many people wonder if they can simply write their wishes down in an email and have it be considered a legal Last Will and Testament. While it’s true that technology has made it easier than ever to communicate our wishes and desires, an email is not typically sufficient to […]
Common Mistakes People Make When Setting Up a Will
Estate planning lawyers know that preparing for death is unpleasant, but it’s a crucial part of life. You deserve peace of mind knowing that your loved ones won’t struggle to make basic decisions about your burial or financial matters when you pass away. Drafting a will can remove the overwhelming responsibility from their shoulders, so […]
Why Estate Planning is the Best Holiday Gift You Can Give
This holiday season, give your family the gift of peace of mind by getting your estate planning in order. No one likes to think about their own mortality, but it’s important to have a plan in place that deals with illness, incapacity, and death. If you’re gathering with your family for the holidays, take advantage […]
The Importance of Compassion When Estate Planning
Estate planning is an emotionally challenging task at every step of the process. Whether you are writing your own will, helping an older relative plan their estate, or serving as the executor of the estate of a deceased loved one, you must deal with all the feelings you have about your own death or that […]