New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

As we enter a new year, we often make promises to ourselves: to be happier, healthier, and to make the world a better place. We join a climbing gym and sign up for hot yoga, stock our refrigerators with organic kale, and start volunteering at the animal shelter. Three...

Wills and Trusts

Wills and Trusts: Estate Planning with Wills and Trusts You’ve probably heard of wills and trusts, but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful estate planning documents that serve very different roles. They can work together to create an...

Guardian for your Child

Appointing a Guardian for your Minor Child If you have a child, you should do some basic (at least) estate planning.  In addition to distributing your assets, a Will can also designate a guardian for any child under the age of 18. If you pass away, and the other...

Real Estate in Probate Court

When Property Meets Probate It is not an infrequent occurrence that someone interested in selling or buying a parcel of real estate becomes involved with a decedent’s estate. If the parties to the transaction do their jobs without unnecessary delay, buying or selling...

Wills and Beneficiaries

Designating Beneficiaries and your Will: Don’t leave it all to just one of your kids When people think about their estate plan, they mainly focus on what goes in their will.  Frequently, in planning meetings, we spend a great deal of time focusing on who the...

Intestate with Property

Winding up an estate is a difficult task, one that can take a toll on the decedent’s family and loved ones. This process, however, is infinitely more challenging when the person dies intestate (without a will). Real property is particularly difficult to distribute...

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