As estate planning lawyers, we often get asked “What does decedent mean?”.  “Decedent” is a legal term related to estate planning and one that refers to a person who has…

Following the death of a family member, you may find yourself needing to sort through many possessions accumulated over the deceased’s lifetime. An estate sale is one way to distribute…

As the name suggests, ABC’s TV show Modern Family depicts the relationships and experiences between a fictional extended family. In this blog, our lawyers for estate issues our take a…

Clients often ask our attorneys, ‘What is a trustee fee?’ Family trustee compensation refers to the remuneration trustees earn for overseeing and administering trusts on behalf of beneficiaries. Trustee fees…

If you are in the hospital, you may want your loved ones to be able to access information about your prognosis. However, if you have not authorized them to receive…

Have you heard about trust decanting and wonder what it means? A trust is a legal document that you can set up to give assets to someone else. Trusts can…

Have you ever consulted a Trusts and Estate lawyer to discuss your estate? According to the 2023 Wills and Estate Planning Survey by Caring.com, only 34 percent of Americans have an estate…

Speak to a QLAC lawyer when you are concerned about legislative changes impacting annuities and how it will affect your estate. In late 2022, the federal government passed legislation known…

A Trusts and Estate lawyer can help minimize family conflict. According to WealthCounsel, over a third of Americans have experienced or witnessed familial conflict when someone dies without an estate plan….

As the name suggests, ABC’s TV show Modern Family depicts the relationships and experiences between a fictional extended family. In this blog, we take a look at the famous series…

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