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Establishing a Special Needs Trust
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted June 08, 2017

In an effort to ensure that their assets and possessions go to certain family members or charities, many people create estate plans by establishing a trust or writing a will. Wills and trusts can also be used for other purposes, including establishing guardianship over a minor child or designating someone to hold power of attorney […]

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Letters of Instructions
Estate Planning Attorney
Posted May 23, 2017

Properly created wills explain how a testator wishes his or her assets to be distributed after death. While this document is crucial in estate planning, it can also be extremely helpful to draft another more informal document, known as a letter of instructions. Although the creator of a will or trust does not have to […]

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Estate Valuation
Contested Estates Attorney
Posted May 08, 2017

The value of a testator’s possessions can and does cause conflict in the administration of many estates. However, there are steps that testators and executors can take to help ensure that valuations are completed carefully and accurately. Furthermore, there are a number of federal regulations with which property owners must comply when valuing their assets […]

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Planning an Estate When You Own Property in a Foreign Country
International Living Wills
Posted April 25, 2017

The estate planning process can be difficult, especially when a testator has a number of different types of assets or multiple competing relatives. The process can become even more confusing, however, when a testator owns real property in a foreign country, as not all countries recognize U.S. wills. To ensure that all of your property […]

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