5 Ways to Make Charitable Giving A Part of Your Estate Plan

When you start estate planning, you decide who you want to inherit your assets and who can make medical and financial decisions on your behalf.  People without children or heirs tend to leave their assets to their favorite charities. However, anyone can leave any portion Read More …

How to Incorporate Adopted Children or Stepchildren In Your Estate Plan

In many households, parents care for and form unique bonds with children that are not theirs biologically, such as adopted children and stepchildren. Families may have a blend of biological children, adopted children, and stepchildren in one household. Therefore, it is essential to understand the Read More …

Advantages and Disadvantages to Separate or Joint Trusts for Married Couples

Having a trust is essential for comprehensive estate planning protection. However, if you are married, you will need to be more mindful of how you want to take care of your family. In your estate planning, you must decide if you want to do one Read More …

What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing an uprising of interest in estate plans, there was a survey in 2022 that found that only about 33% of Americans have an established will. An established estate plan does not only save time and money for your loved ones Read More …

3 Ways To Address an Estranged Child In your Estate Plan

All families experience conflicts, but if it is to a particularly severe extent, you may not want one of your children to reap the benefits of your estate. There are different strategies for handling an estranged child in your estate plan. Based on the level Read More …

How Long Does An Executor’s Job Take?

Being an executor of an estate can prove to be a particularly time-consuming responsibility. While a standard simple estate may only take a few months to probate, larger complicated ones with problems can last for years. If you are agreeing to the role of executor, Read More …

3 Steps to Take If You Want to Leave Your Family Unequal Inheritances

An inheritance is money you leave behind for specific individuals in your will. If you have children, it is likely a significant portion of your will is going to be devoted to leaving them your assets. While it is common to leave an equal share, Read More …

Top 10 Things to Ask your Elder Law Attorney

Speaking with an Elder Law attorney in New York is often nerve- racking, as it’s hard to know what questions you should ask during your initial consultation. To make sure that your best interests are taken care of, you should be asking the following 10 Read More …

Different Types of Wills That Are Drafted In NY

Estate planning is an important and necessary step in ensuring you and your loved ones are taken care of in the future. A Last Will and Testament is one of the documents that many individuals choose to draft as part of their estate plan. In Read More …

Is A Trust Better than a Will after COVID-19 Pandemic?

For almost two years now, the world we live in has been impacted greatly by the Covid-19 pandemic. During these uncertain times it is important to be prepared for whatever lies ahead, which includes drafting an estate plan to ensure your loved ones are taken Read More …