Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff (or know what to do with it…)

A recent New York Times article addressed what is a recurring theme in our practice… people don’t know what to do with their stuff.  With two parents who recently moved into the equivalent of a tiny house, I feel particularly well-versed in the topic of:  “I don’t want your stuff.”  From personal experience, and, more importantly, from many years …

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Child heading to college this Fall? Parents, take note!

It’s that time of year. High school graduations are in full swing.  Families are preparing to bid adieu to their recent graduates who are heading off to college (or otherwise out on their own) this fall. As a parent of young children, it can be hard to imagine a time when you won’t be legally able to …

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Minimizing Conflict from the Grave

How would you feel if years after your death, your children (or grandchildren) were embattled in litigation over assets you intended to leave them?  Perhaps you never got around to updating your Will or beneficiary designations – or never did them at all?  Would you want their inheritance being spent on legal fees to untangle …

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Things To Consider When You’re Considering Your Will (Part 2)

Jumping off of the last blog post, which touched on distributing assets and dealing with beneficiaries with special or unique needs, this post is a continuation of key points to consider and touch on when you are considering the details of your Will.  For the preceding blog post, click [here]. Appointing a Fiduciary and a …

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Things To Consider When You’re Considering Your Will (Part 1)

Preparing a Last Will and Testament is, the vast majority of the time, what motivates people to call our office for an estate planning consultation.  Clients know they need a Will so that their assets will be distributed according to their wishes once they die, and they are eager to get that document completed and …

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