If you are approaching the estate planning process in New York for the first time, you probably have a number of questions. One of the most critical aspects of any estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. Here are some common questions (and answers) about this important document: Most experts agree that it is […]
Families may dispute wills for a number of different reasons in New York. Perhaps a concerned family member believes that their elderly father was taken advantage of by a manipulative nurse in a long-term care facility. Maybe an ex-wife has somehow inherited the family fortune despite being estranged from a deceased ex-husband. Perhaps the decedent’s
As society evolves, unmarried but committed relationships are becoming increasingly common. While these partnerships offer flexibility, they also come with specific financial and estate planning challenges. Without the inherent legal protections of marriage, it’s important to proactively ensure that your wishes are clearly documented. Here’s how to adeptly manage estate planning for unmarried couples. 1.
Ensuring that you have a will in place is at the heart of estate planning; it ensures that your assets – all that you have worked hard to save for much of your life – will be passed onto those individuals and entities of your choosing. Without a will – and with the exception of
“I had a dream my daughter-in-law killed me for the money. She thinks I left them in the will.” In her captivating song “Antihero,” Taylor Swift touches on a sentiment that’s more than just a catchy lyric. A scheming daughter-in-law waiting to get her hands on her husband’s inheritance is a tale as old as