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Powers of Attorney, Advan…

Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, DNRs: What's the Difference?

You probably think of estate planning as something you do to distribute your assets after you die, but the reality is that much of your estate plan has to do with what happens if you need help while you are still alive. Your will or trust disposes of… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
What Does it Mean to “Q…

What Does it Mean to “Quiet Title?”

If you own a house or other real estate, how do you know that you own it? You were probably present at the closing, and you were handed a deed. You probably never questioned whether the deed was valid, and if it was a warranty deed, it almost certain… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate
Estate Planning in the Di…

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

A lot of things have changed in the past several decades: where once we talked on rotary-dial telephones that were attached to the wall, now everyone walks around with a phone in their pocket. We used to take pictures with instamatic cameras, then ha… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
Do You Need a Prenuptial…

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement in Your Estate Plan?

Most people think of a prenuptial agreement as something to do in case of divorce, and for that reason, such agreements may be looked upon unfavorably by people who are unfamiliar with them. In reality, a prenuptial agreement can be useful even for c… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
Elder man and a cat touching noses

All Dogs Go to Heaven—But What if You Go First? (A Guide to Estate Planning for Pets)

People without pets might scoff, but those of us who love a dog, cat, or other critter know: pets are a member of the family. For some, pets are “fur children” who grew up with their human offspring. For others, pets provide companionship… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Time for a Fresh Look: Lessons From a Law Firm Website Redesign

Life is busy, especially if you are caring for a family or running a business, or both, as many people do. It can be easy to complete a task, check it off our to-do list, and not look back as we zoom off to the next item on the list. In light of all… Read More
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Is Probate Really Necessary?

Clients often think that having a Will avoids probate. Just the opposite is more likely true. Having a Will helps direct what you want to have done with your assets on death, but usually a probate is required to have a Personal Representative (i.e. E… Read More
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Categories: Probate

Necessary Business

Many new businesses set up their company’s organizational documents and see that they cover the basics: ownership, voting and business purposes. But there are some less immediate but equally important considerations: deadlock, capital calls and res… Read More
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Categories: Business Planning

Leaving Behind Information Regarding Your Digital World

An often overlooked aspect of your estate plan is leaving behind the details of your digital world. We often think about leaving behind information on burial and funeral instructions, financial paperwork, prenuptial agreements, and even safe deposit… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

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