Administrative Proceeding

What is an Administrative Proceeding?

An Administrative Proceeding is the process by which an estate is distributed in accordance to intestacy laws of a given state while being supervised in court. When a person passes, if he/she has never gotten around to any form of estate planning and therefore passes away without having a Will or Trust the estate is…

International estate planning guide

The International Estate Planning Guide

When most people get in touch with an estate planning attorney, they seem confused about the varying laws of different American states. Estate planning for properties in two different states is difficult enough, but when a whole other country is involved, you can’t go without some intensive study into estate law. If you don’t understand…

Disinheriting Children

Disinheriting Children

When it comes to estate planning at times parents may want to disinherit a child, or children. Some of us may simply want more clarity or assurance on the topic of disinheriting or making sure that an ex-friend or relationship gets nothing once we are gone. In reality if you’re worried about an ex-friend or…

Providing Care For Minor Children

Providing Care For Minor Children

When it comes to estate planning one of the major concerns for most parents is security for their minor children. Who will take care of them and become their guardian in the event that something happens to both parents? If there is only one parent to begin with due to death or abandonment there is…

COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE PLANNING

COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE PLANNING

In addition to the selection of either a Will or living trust, a comprehensive estate plan should include a Health Care Proxy and Living Will (sometimes within the same document) and a durable general Power of Attorney. The Health Care Proxy and Living Will address the termination of life support in the event of a…