The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Law

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has radically altered how the world works, at least for the near term. Entire cities are rightly being shuttered as measures are taken to slow the spread of this dangerous disease. Workers are being furloughed or laid off, there are mounting unemployment claims, and there is an air of uncertainty among […]

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REVISIT YOUR WILL?

For many important reasons, anyone with any assets at all should have a will. It’s a common misconception that wills are expensive, or that a lawyers assistance is required in the creation of a will. Yet others may simply take a passive stance, stating that writing a will is something they just haven’t ‘gotten around […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SURE ALL YOUR ESTATE PLAN DOCUMENTS ARE HIPAA COMPLIANT

Proper estate planning requires incredible attention to detail. While it’s true that there are self-service, ‘cookie cutter’ estate planning solutions out there, there is no substitute for a lawyer-assisted estate plan strategy that covers all of the bases with confidence.  Part of a comprehensive approach to estate planning necessarily includes a review of the compliance […]

Coronavirus and Estate Planning Scams You Should Be Aware Of

During times of crisis, most people do the right thing by looking after themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors. Unfortunately, there are individuals who seek to take advantage of others when something disastrous (like the COVID-19 disease pandemic) grips the world.  There will always be criminal profiteers standing by, ready to pounce on people […]

WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP WITH AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

If you or a loved one is involved in an abusive relationship, it can be difficult knowing where to look for help. In the United States alone, 24 people every minute are victims of sexual assault or violence commited by an intimate partner. This statistic doesn’t even factor in the mental and emotional abuse that […]

Estate Planning Checklist: Getting Started

Having an estate plan is a good idea no matter how wealthy you are or what your stage of life. Did you know that if you have never worked with an attorney to develop one, the state in which you live has one for you. Really?! Yes, really.  Every state has laws in place that […]

The Complexity of Planning for Blended Families

Each blended family represents a unique act of loving combination and set of complex issues, finances and emotions. Estate planning for blended families takes on this complexity and uniqueness. In this brief video we describe some of the issues and complexities to be considered: As the video describes, every blended family’s uniqueness and circumstances require […]

The Top 3 Reasons Why Online Estate Planning Services Fall Short

By now, you have probably heard that you can obtain many common legal services using automated or automated/manual hybrid solutions through some ‘virtual lawyer’ companies. These companies can be very cost-effective for certain things; a good example is getting an LLC off the ground or whipping up a lease agreement for a new tenant. But […]

The CARES and SECURE Acts—Implications for Estate Planning

In March of 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act made its way through Congress and was signed into law by President Trump. Even though the vast majority of this new legislation is committed to financially helping small businesses weather the Coronavirus pandemic storm, there are some inclusions that impact a much […]

4 Critical Things to Know About Powers of Attorney

When a loved one needs assistance with basic tasks like cooking, cleaning, and self-care, they may need help with finances and medical decision-making as well. Unfortunately, when they need assistance, it may be too late to get the legal documents in place that are necessary.  Why Powers of Attorney are Necessary To legally serve as […]