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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Uh Oh Irma! Hurricane Season is here – How to protect and prepare!

December 11, 2019

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. But follow these steps to make sure you are prepared: If your original, signed documents are not in a safety deposit box try the following safe places to store them. They need to be in a watertight container of some sort…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Personal items may be inexpensive, but are priceless for their sentimental value.

December 11, 2019

My clients often come to me with a list of assets such as homes, bank and investment accounts that they would like to pass to their heirs. What is usually missing are the personal items that may not be expensive, but are priceless for their sentimental value. It is often…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

George Michael’s partner ‘gotta have more than “Faith”‘ to inherit from the superstar.

December 11, 2019

At only 53 years old, it is hard to believe that superstar and former Wham! Frontman, George Michael, tragically died of natural causes on Christmas Day in 2016. He was found by, Fadi Fawaz, rumored to be his partner, who is now seemingly going to be kicked out of the…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Who will look after your children?

November 15, 2019

According to a recent New York Times article, fewer than half of American adults (42 percent) have a will. This figure was quoted according to a recent survey published on Caring.com, a website that offers resources for older Americans and their caregivers. The most common excuse given for not having…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Superstar Prince – Super Battle over his Estate

November 15, 2019

A Minnesota Judge rules that six siblings are the heirs to Prince’s Fortune The music superstar Prince did not have a will! A judge just ruled that his six siblings are heirs to his fortune, but many more people are claiming to be heirs to the legend’s over 25 million-dollar…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Wills

November 15, 2019

Why do I need to hire an attorney to prepare my will? DIY wills are a dime a dozen in these days but can be a huge mistake costing your family and loved ones countless years in court, unnecessary taxes and legal fees. Many DIY wills are not executed properly…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Queen of Mean: Rules From the Grave, But $12 Million to Dog May Be Trouble

November 15, 2019

[This article was originally published 8/31/2007] Wills can be powerful instruments, as the will of Leona Helmsley makes clear. The hotelier and real estate mogul became a symbol of 1980s greed and was given the nickname ”the Queen of Mean” after revelations of her tyrannical treatment of employees came to…

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Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Tailoring a Will and Power of Attorney for Multiple States

November 15, 2019

If you own property — whether houses, bank accounts, or vehicles — in more than one state, do you need estate planning documents for each state? The answer is probably no, but you need to do some planning if you want to avoid going through probate in each of the…

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