Probate Lawyer Long Island

Long Island Probate Lawyer

How a Living Trust can Help You Avoid Probate The term, “probate” is scary for many people. They immediately think of courts taking away property or other horror stories that have been misinterpreted over time. The simple definition of probate is the legal process courts use to confirm a Last Will is valid, settle the…

Estate Planning in Long Island

Estate Planning as a DIY Challenge

Do(n’t)-It-Yourself – The Case Against DIY Estate Planning The advent of Pinterest and shows like Home Improvement has given the term “Do-it-Yourself” a plenteous boost. The popularity is trendy to the point of making several YouTubers and social media persons millionaires. How? They just have to be consistent with various DIY niches in fun, quirky…

Living Trust

Time for You to Update Your Living Trust

5 Reasons for You to Update Your Living Trust When you have finally settled down on the couch after that meeting with your attorney, the last thing you want to talk about it updating your living trust. We know what you’re thinking. It’s hard enough getting around to creating an estate plan the first time…

Defining a trust in Estate Planning

What is a Trust?

Going Back to the Basics—What is a Trust? When we’re children, we look up to adults as a repository of knowledge. We listen to them because we think they know what they are doing. And we believe that one day something will click, and we will be as self-assured as all those adults around us.…

Estate Planning Advice for Same-Sex Couples

Advice for Same-Sex Couples

Estate Planning Advice for Same-Sex Couples in the Bronx When the revolutionary designer Gianni Versace died with a gunshot wound, his live-in partner was not given any part in his state. Everything Versace owned, including his brand name, was passed down to his blood relatives, and his domestic companion got nothing out of his rightful…

Beneficiary designating mistakes in Estate Planning

Mistakes to Avoid when Estate Planning

Estate Planning Mistakes People Make when Designating a Beneficiary If you are even slightly familiar with estate planning in the Bronx, you must have come across the term “probate”. This particular term is a reference to a legal procedure that is neither good nor bad. It may be helpful in some instances, but the general…