Probate Attorney

What Does a Probate Attorney Do?

Family members having to navigate the probate process after the death of a loved one often worry that they’re on their own with whatever to-do list and responsibilities are involved. This can be overwhelming when you consider 1) they aren’t legal pros, and 2) they’ve heard there aren’t many legal processes more confusing, complicated, drawn-out,…

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Estate Plan Should Be Reviewed After a Divorce

Why Your Estate Plan Should Be Reviewed After a Divorce

It’s a safe bet many people don’t think about having their estate plan reviewed after a divorce. Rather, their minds are fixated on meetings with lawyers, impending custody disputes, concerns over how all the assets will be divided, etc. We get it; there’s a lot to think about when you are in the thick of…

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Divorce Myths

5 Common Divorce Myths

Divorce is a confusing and tumultuous time for you and your family. And when you’ve never gone through it before, it’s easy to believe pretty much everything you hear or see on television. Even the people around you who think they know all the ins and outs rarely do — which inevitably breathes new life…

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Busiest Divorce Month

Is January Really the Busiest Divorce Month?

Sometimes, we see things mentioned on the Internet and wonder if they’re true. Take divorce in the New Year, for example. You may have read from a variety of sources over the years that more divorces happen consistently in January than at any other time of the year. And being that the calendar is flipping…

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New Year Estate Plan

The New Year Is a Great Time to Review Your Estate Plan

A common misconception many people have about estate planning is that it’s a one-time event. In other words, they think there’s nothing more to do once they have their will, trust, and power of attorney in their hands. The reality is that your estate plan and the documents that are included should be updated every…

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Holiday Possession Schedule — A Refresher

The holidays are here, which means many parents who went through a divorce recently undoubtedly have questions about their Standard Possession Schedule and how that might change with Christmas and New Year’s on the horizon.  The quick answer is that it depends on your final order, along with any special agreement you’ve made with the…

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays

6 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Despite getting divorced eight months ago, you and your former spouse have breezed through what has thus far been an amicable co-parenting relationship. You’ve kept the kids top of mind in every decision, honored the agreed-upon possession schedules, and handled the occasional surprise with grace and flexibility. More importantly, the kids feel loved and are…

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Fund Your Trust

What Does It Mean to Fund Your Trust?

You’ve successfully set up your living trust, and you feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You feel accomplished because you’ve taken an important step toward letting your wishes be known while at the same time protecting yourself, your assets, and your family’s future. But now, your estate planning attorney…

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Living Will

What Is a Living Will?

Many people who hear “living will” automatically think of their last will and testament and assume they are one and the same. But the reality is that these are two separate and important documents that serve unique purposes, and when it comes to creating an effective estate planning strategy, you should strongly consider having both…

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Estate Planning Benefits

Estate Planning Benefits You Need to Know

Estate planning is one of the most important decisions you will ever make for both you and your loved ones. And yet, so many people delay putting that plan in place. Perhaps it’s because it’s uncomfortable and even a little sad to think about or discuss the day we die. It could also be that…

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