Is It Time To Update Your Estate Plan in the New Year?

Is It Time To Update Your Estate Plan in the New Year?

Developing a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important things someone can do. The decision to create an estate plan is critical, regardless of the amount of assets that they wish to leave behind to loved ones or other designated beneficiaries. What many people do not realize, however, is that you have to...
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New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

Ensuring your children are happy, healthy, and well-taken care of is a fundamental role of parenting. Another part of that role is choosing a guardian to care for your children in the event of your death. As challenging as it can be to consider a time when you are no longer here to support your children, leaving...
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A Revocable Trust Can Protect Against Legal Challenges

Did you know there is an old saying among estate planning attorneys? In short, it is,“Where there’s a will, there’s a relative.” The implication is that people come out of the woodwork in the hopes of landing an inheritance at the death of a loved one. We know it may seem a bit jaded, but unfortunately conflict can...
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How to Plan Your Estate to Support Your Autistic Child

Estate planning is important for all of us to have in place. This form of planning ensures that in the event of a serious crisis or death, our loved ones have a plan to follow and legal authority to make decisions. When you have a child with autism, however, this type of planning becomes even more critical. We know...
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Understanding Living Wills and Why You Need One

Do you know what a living will is? More importantly, do you know why you need one and how it can protect you and your family? While there are many legal documents you need as a part of your comprehensive New York estate planning, this is a critical document that can ensure your wishes are honored even when you are no...
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Key Provisions that Need To Be in Your Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is the legal document that grants power to your agent to handle your legal and financial responsibilities when you cannot. Many people are familiar with the concept of utilizing a power of attorney for instances that occur during their lifetime. This could include allowing an agent, such...
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