Can A Beneficiary Witness A Will In New York?

Witnessing a will in New York means that if a will is ever contested, the witnesses have the ability to testify about the procedures that were completed during the execution of the will. Any bequest (the action of giving assets to individuals or organizations using Read More …

Will A Living Trust Avoid Probate?

The process of probating an estate is notorious for two main reasons: 1) taking several months up to several years to complete and 2) eating up a considerable chunk of the estate in the process. That being the case, one of the primary reasons that Read More …

What You Need To Know About Probate & Administration During COVID-19

My father died during COVID-19 without a will and left a house in Brooklyn, NY worth $700,000, do I need to go through probate to get the house now? When any family member dies intestate, or without a will, you don’t go through probate to Read More …

Got A Tuition Refund? Take These 3 Steps To Make Sure You DON’T Overpay In Taxes

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the migration to online learning for some schools (and complete closure for others), many students and parents have received or partial refunds of the money they paid for tuition and on-campus housing. While certainly appreciated by students and parents alike, Read More …

Why A Health Care Proxy Is Critical Right Now Amid Spike In COVID-19 Related Elderly Deaths

While much of the global conversation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has revolved around how to slow its spread, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility of serious illness that can ultimately result in incapacitation or even death. That being said, this pandemic provides an Read More …

Do I Need An Elder Law Attorney

While “elder law” may not be the first thing to come to mind when hearing the word “attorney,” the need for attorneys in this field of law is undeniable. As most people approach retirement, they begin to spend more time thinking about how they’ll be Read More …

COVID-19: Emergency Estate Planning/Elder Care

In the midst of one of the deadliest pandemics in modern American history, it is no surprise that many people are scrambling to complete their estate planning in case the unthinkable happens. With most attorneys’ offices closed due to government mandates, however, the traditional form Read More …

Coronavirus: 5 Documents You Should Have In Your Estate Plan

International pandemics are serious business. Seeing in the news that so many people here and abroad are passing away from severe cases of the Coronavirus, it’s no wonder why people are springing to estate attorneys to either update their wills or even do their estate Read More …

How To Find The Perfect Estate Planning Attorney

Anytime you’re dealing with your own assets, whether you’re tax planning or considering making an investment, you want to make sure you have a qualified professional by your side to guide you in making the best possible decision tailored to your unique circumstances. The same Read More …

5 Questions an Estate Attorney Will Ask You During the Initial Consultation

To maximize the value of your first estate planning consultation, it can help to become familiar with some of the things your attorney may ask you as well as some of the terms they will use that you likely are not familiar with. Do You Read More …