Many individuals wish to pass their property down to their heirs without probate. One way to do this is with a life estate deed where the owner retains possession of the property while they (or another person) are alive, and then another person becomes the fee simple owner of the property. However, this type of […]
Partner Jim Ippoliti explains the importance of having a Power of Attorney and a will. Jim helps individuals and their families develop plans to ensure their health care wishes are honored.
If you have worked hard over the years and amassed a sizeable estate, you will want to make sure you have a definite plan for passing it on to your heirs. If you don’t have a will, your estate will run the real risk of going through costly and time-consuming litigation, and whatever does end […]
Mediation is a great tool for reaching a solution to your issue without resorting to litigation. As most people know, litigation can be very expensive and time-consuming, and the prospect of rolling the dice when it costs so much to play can be a great motivation to resolve your issues through mediation. However, mediation does […]
Having a plan for when you retire from this earth may be the only thing holding your family together after you pass. This plan can ensure that not only your estate is handled properly, but it can also account for any time that you are indisposed and cannot make the decisions properly to continue with […]
The term estate planning may be a foreign term for thousands of people, especially those who are in their twenties and thirties. Many people believe that only elderly people should make plans for their estates, but this is not entirely true. Although elderly people should also have a plan for their estate upon their passing, […]
When you are single you are less likely to think of estate planning than you would if you had a large family, especially small children. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, we all get old and we all need to be properly prepared. The only way to do so is to […]
Everyone should prepare their finances for the day when they are no longer with us. Your estate can be dispersed anyway you see fit. Why would someone consider setting up a trust instead of dispersing an amount immediately to someone? It could be a matter of age. If a person is leaving an amount of […]