National Elder Law Month: 5 Elder Care Planning Tips

May is the celebration month of National Elder Law Month! Originating in 1963, National Elder Law Month stemmed from President John F. Kennedy issuing Proclamation 3527. He declared the month of May “Senior Citizens Month,” proclaiming that all “informal and educational means should be used” Read More …

5 Tips for Choosing The Right Executor For Your Estate

Estate planning is the process of legally deciding how your assets will be distributed in the event of your death. This is important to set up well in advance because you want as much say as possible. The sooner you start estate planning, the more Read More …

How to Effectively Plan Ahead When Diagnosed with Dementia?

After receiving a devastating diagnosis of dementia, you may be overwhelmed with confusion on what next steps to take. Many are quick to evaluate their medical options, but oftentimes the legal considerations are overlooked. Nevertheless, legal planning allows for stability in a time of uncertainty. 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 …

Changing a Will: When Should I Do It?

We recently had a client come in to change his last will. Although he had not originally intended to make any modifications to his will, some major life changes had recently occurred in his life that made it necessary to change the will. ​​Updating a Read More …

Who Can Serve as an Executor of an Estate?

When drafting a will, it is crucial that you name an Executor. An Executor is a personal representative of your estate. The primary responsibilities of an Executor include probating your will, collecting any of your assets, protecting your property until any debts and taxes have Read More …

Importance of Revising Your Estate Plan Before and After Divorce

Divorce can be a complicated legal procedure, but an important aspect to consider before and after the divorce is your estate plan. Whether before or after a divorce, it’s understandable that you’re tired of sifting through legal documents. However, if you do not take action Read More …

Why The Holidays Are A Great Time To Discuss Estate Planning With Family

The holidays are a few times of the year when the entire family gets together. Your family members are gathered to celebrate so they are more relaxed and not as distracted by everyday obligations. It’s a great time to catch up, make new memories, and Read More …

What Cases Does the Kings County, NY Surrogate’s Court Handle?

Kings County Surrogate’s Court In New York State, each county has a Surrogate’s Court. The Kings County Surrogate’s Court handles cases involving the probate of a decedent’s Last Will and Testament and the administration of the decedent’s estates. They also handle specific types of guardianship Read More …

How to Create an Estate Plan Suited for Unmarried Partners

Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners Estate planning for unmarried partners is crucial because unmarried partners do not share the same protections and benefits offered to married partners. For instance, in the event of incapacity, unmarried partners are not necessarily able, or easily allowed, to make Read More …