Sixty-two percent (62%) of American households include at least one pet. Many owners view them as “family.” Lawyers and pet owners need to be aware that the pet can be legally protected during the owner’s lifetime by a Durable Power of Attorney, and after the owner’s death either by provisions in a Will or by a Trust. » Read More
I recently contributed an article published in Network Magazine entitled “Effective Estate Planning: A New Era.” This article discusses effective estate planning and tax planning for individuals, common client misconceptions, and why effective estate planning is not only about the Will.» Read More
Sure, you can find just about anything online, but chances are that it will not meet your individual needs, or worse, could lead to unintended consequences and more taxes. Potential clients often ask why they should see an attorney when forms are readily available at the click of a button. » Read More
I often advise clients to review their personal estate plan whenever a major life event impacts their lives, such as a marriage, divorce, birth or death. This is especially true when my client is entering into a marriage or divorce, or has a new child.» Read More
Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called intestacy (dying without a Will).
Legendary musical artist Prince Rogers Nelson died on April 21, 2016. On April 26, his sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents in Minnesota indicating that Prince died without ever having executed a Will.» Read More