Unique Estate Planning Concerns for Members of the LGBTQ Community
09/12/2022Estate planning looks different for just about every family. This is especially true for members of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, below are a few issues that can impact your family.
Recently Divorced? It's Time To Update Your Estate Plan
08/15/2022Your estate plan is a living document or set of legal documents. This means the plan you set today likely won’t be the plan you have five or ten years down the road. It’s important to take time to update your plan when important changes happen in your life, and divorce may be the most important example of this.
Questions to Ask Before Taking on the Role of Executor
08/01/2022There’s pride and honor that comes with being asked to be the executor (or administrator) of someone’s estate. You’re unlikely to find a clearer sign that this person trusts you as you’d be carrying out serious legal and fiduciary responsibilities to fulfill their last wishes.
Protecting Your Family After the Dobbs Decision
07/15/2022This year, on the cusp of the Fourth of July, many Americans were shocked to learn that some of their freedoms had been scaled back by the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center. The Dobbs case overturned the landmark case of Roe v. Wade and eviscerated any constitutional right to abortion.
CATEGORY : Young Families
Why You Should Never Name Your Child as a Beneficiary
06/16/2022One of the most common mistakes we see New York parents make is naming a minor child as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or retirement account, or naming them as beneficiaries to inherit assets directly under your will.
Standby Guardianship is a Great Tool to Protect Your Children
5/10/22We previously talked about the process of picking the right guardian for your children in your will, but another option many attorneys and families don’t consider is standby guardianship.
CATEGORY : Guardianship
Reasons to Avoid Probate
04/15/2022If you’ve read anything about estate planning, you’ve probably heard the term probate, and perhaps have been advised to avoid it at all costs.
Five Tips for Choosing Your Child’s Guardian
03/29/2022Estate plans involve many steps and considerations, but when children are involved there’s nothing more important than designating the person who will take care of them.
CATEGORY : Guardianship