Why you Need a Probate Attorney

April 19, 2019

When your family member or loved one passes away, chances are, the estate will have to pass through probate.  Probate is the process through which the estate’s assets are gathered, debts are paid, and any remaining assets will be distributed according to the provisions of the deceased’s will or, if there was no will, the […]

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Special Adminstrators and Probate

April 16, 2019

The legal process often has a lot of deadlines and waiting periods.  Probate is no exception to this.  As with other legal proceedings, it is rare that the case will move quickly.  However, there may be times when it is necessary to quickly as there are some issues that cannot wait for the normal waiting […]

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Consistent Basis Reporting and the IRS

April 15, 2019

Planning for your future includes ensuring you have a well thought out and tailor made estate plan.  A good estate plan will help you achieve your goals and support your family and loved ones after you pass.  Proper estate planning requires a multitude of considerations, including taxes.  The IRS describes estate taxes as a tax […]

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Costs of Probate

April 11, 2019

Most people are familiar with the general idea of probate.  It is the process by which the debts of the estate will be paid and the remaining assets are distributed to the heirs and beneficiaries.  Like any legal proceeding, it can be a lengthy and even costly process.  If you are involved in the probate […]

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Power of Attorney Contests

April 9, 2019

There are many elements of a solid and thorough estate plan.  The elements of each estate plan will vary depending on the individual’s assets and goals.  In some situations, it may be beneficial to execute a power of attorney.  A power of attorney can allow another person to manage your affairs.  These documents can be […]

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What If the Estate Is Insolvent?

April 8, 2019

At the end of the life of your family member or loved one, there are many issues to take care of.  These issues include planning the funeral, notifying relatives, and cleaning out the residence if he or she does not have a surviving spouse or partner.  One step that needs to be taken in most […]

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Why You May Need Formal Probate

April 5, 2019

The end of a loved one’s life is never an easy time.  Grieving for your loss is a challenging time, and the logistics of wrapping up the estate of your family member or close friend can make it seem more complex and challenging.  Chances are, the estate will need to go through probate.  Probate is […]

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Elective Shares

April 4, 2019

People spend a lot of time and effort in crafting their estate plans.  A last will and testament is clearly a key element of your plan.  In most cases, spouses will be very open and honest with each other about the contents of their wills.  However, there are some cases where one spouse may change […]

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Co-Parenting and Technology

April 2, 2019

The end of a relationship or marriage is always complicated and brings more changes than simply the cessation of the underlying romantic association.  The separation will mean acquiring and setting up a new household for each party, rearranging finances, and generally restructuring each party’s life.  When there are children involved, this will obviously involve the […]

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Do I Have to Divide My Retirement?

April 1, 2019

Planning for future security and stability requires attention to many components, including your estate plan, drafting a will, and amassing financial resources for your retirement.  During a marriage, you and your spouse work toward these goals as a team.  If your marriage later falls apart, it will greatly change the way you look at your […]

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