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Executors 101

An executor is named in a Will to manage the decedent’s affairs upon the decedent’s death.  Before naming an executor or agreeing to serve in the role of an executor, there are a few things to you should know.  An executor is given the responsibility of...

Fall is Time for Estate Planning

Our long, hot summer is now over and while we look ahead to the holidays,  it is a good time to think about your future and, if you have children, their future. Do you have a Will? Does your Will reflect your current family situation? Have you already planned for the...

Legal Incapacity Documents Defined

Most clients know that they need a Power of Attorney in the event that they become incapacitated, but many do not know what other documents they need.  Still, others are not aware that these documents are only effective during their lifetimes– when you die,...

Trusts vs Wills, which do you need?

You may have heard that trusts are better than wills, or vice versa. Both estate planning tools are used to distribute assets and property, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Some of the differences between Wills and Trusts are highlighted below: Privacy:...