Category Archives: Estate Planning

August is Make-A-Will Month

For many people making a will isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, and consequently, too few people do it. According to many surveys most people don’t have a will.  The biggest reason cited by many: They just never got around … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need A Will?

I sometimes hear single or divorced clients say they don’t think they need a will.  A recent case demonstrates why that conclusion is likely erroneous.  Decedent’s siblings claimed that they should have inherited his estate.  And they likely might have … Continue reading

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Is Your Will Up-To-Date?

Preparing a will is one of the best ways to be certain that upon your death your property will be distributed according to your wishes. What many people don’t realize, however, is that keeping your will up to date is … Continue reading

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What the Heck Does “Per Stirpes” Mean in My Will?

An estate planning client recently called me to say he wanted the words “per stirpes” removed from his will because he “read on the Internet” that these words were old fashioned, confusing and lead to much litigation. In case you … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Will

Estate planning is a broad concept that can incorporate tax planning, financial and retirement planning, planning for disability and planning for death.  As this suggests you should not only consult an attorney as part of your estate planning, but you … Continue reading

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