When Is It Too Late to Create a Will, Trust or POA in NY?

A common misconception in society is that there is a perfect time for everything. However, that perfect time never seems to occur because there is always something of greater importance or extreme urgency that needs to be prioritized. In reality, if you continue to wait Read More …

Can I Make Changes to An Existing Trust?

A trust allows a third party, typically known as the trustee to hold assets on behalf of the beneficiary. This trust often does not have to go through probate, which is why so many individuals prefer to embark upon the trust process. Trusts provide you Read More …

Which Assets Must Go Through Probate in NY?

The NY Probate Process aims to prove the validity of an individual’s Last Will and Testament. A will is a legal document that serves to outline your wishes in regards to how you would like your children to be cared for and the distribution of Read More …

What is the Probate and How Can It Be Avoided Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?

What is Probate? Probate is the process of proving the validity of a decedent’s Last Will and Testament in the Surrogate Court. The probate process only takes place after the decedent passes away, and can be a very complex legal proceeding that may take up Read More …

4 Reasons to Review Your Will

A will is an extremely important document that dictates your plans in regards to your medical healthcare and your financial care in terms of your assets once you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions for yourself. If you have already created your will, Read More …

Can my will still be valid if I move to another state?

A will is a legal document that serves to outline your wishes in regards to how you would like your children to be cared for and the distribution of your assets upon your death. This document is imperative in guaranteeing that your wishes and best Read More …

What are some things you can and can’t do as a designated Power of Attorney in NY?

A power of attorney gives an individual the right to act on your behalf. There are four types of power of attorney documents. These include General Power of Attorney, which means the document comes to a close when the principal becomes incapacitated, revokes the agent Read More …

What Can I Do If The Executor of the Will does not follow the Decedent’s wishes?

As individuals continue to age they are encouraged to consider creating a plan for their future that entails exactly how they would prefer their assets and loved ones cared for in the case of their passing. A will is a legal document that serves to Read More …

Breaking News: “They are dying alone”: Why a healthcare proxy and power of attorney is a MUST for your parents During COVID-19 Pandemic?

It’s February 1, 2020.  New York is in the midst of the Northeastern Blizzard of 2021 and the state of emergency has been declared.  We are also in the midst of the deadly 2nd wave of Covid-19: 150-200 New Yorkers dying daily.  They are dying Read More …