June 17, 2019

Gun Restrictions Handicap Law-Abiding Citizens

On June 10, 2019 Amy Searer, a Senior Legal Policy Analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies outlined the myriad of incidents where law abiding citizens shot intruders.  I found her statistical reporting worth sharing.  She reported, “In fact, Americans use guns in self-defense far more often […]
October 19, 2018
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October is National Special Needs Law Month

October is National Special Needs Law Month National Special Needs Law Month is a grassroots effort established by The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to help people with disabilities and their families understand special needs planning and the resources available to them. Special needs planning can involve: • […]
August 29, 2018
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Aretha Franklin’s Multi-million Dollar Estate?

Without A Will, What Will Happen to Aretha Franklin’s Multi-million Dollar Estate? Music legend and civil rights activist, Aretha Franklin, may have left behind a legacy when she died, but she also left us with a valuable lesson. The 76-year-old Queen of Soul reportedly had no will or estate plan, […]
May 17, 2018
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Why You Should Hire An Estate Planning Attorney

When it comes to creating an estate plan, you have the option of 1) working with an estate attorney who specializes in this area of law to counsel you through the process and to create legal documents or 2) trying to do it yourself. While creating your own estate documents […]
February 22, 2018

Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Social Media

The reality of our world today is that our digital presence survives us long after we are gone. When it comes to listing assets in estate planning documents, many people do not consider the need to include access to their online accounts– namely, banking, automatic bill payments, social media profiles, […]
January 15, 2018
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Start The New Year Right With an Estate Plan

New Year, New Goals, New Plan If you find yourself making the same old resolutions this year and want to focus on something with a greater purpose, how about an estate plan to ensure that your family isn’t left with a hefty burden due to your disability or death? One […]
December 19, 2017
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The Family Meeting: A Crucial Part of Your Estate Plan

When creating an estate plan, there are many options available to you that will help ensure all your assets are protected: a designated executor, Power of Attorney, Health Care proxies, revocable trust, life insurance, and so the list goes on. Once your plan is complete and all documents are in […]
December 1, 2017
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Revocable Living Trust

We want to control our assets for as long as we are able. When the time comes to turn that control over, we want someone we trust to oversee and manage our affairs according to our wishes. Ideally, this process would take place as efficiently as possible, with little to […]