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Interview: Young Adult With Digital Assets But No Will

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It has been said that young adults without significant assets do not need a will.  In response, I present an interview with my friend “F”. F is in her mid-20s.  She has full-time employment and also runs a side photography business.  She is single and childless, but she has a serious boyfriend.  Her divorced parents…

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Last Week in Estate Planning (September 4 to September 10, 2011)

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So I just saw “Contagion”, the movie released last week about the effects of a global pandemic.  While it certainly had a “could this really happen” feel to it, it also produced skeptical “who is going to profit from scaring the public due to the depicted realism” thoughts as well.  Read more...

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Last Week in Estate Planning (August 7 to August 13, 2011)

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Top Posts and Articles of the Week Post of the Week James Brown Estate Mess Compromises His Final Wishes, Danielle Mayoras, Esq. & Andrew Mayoras, Esq., The Probate Lawyer Blog:  Famous Fortune Fights!  Read more... Even though James Brown left his $100 million estate to a special trust for needy children, his estate is still…

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Last Week in Estate Planning (July 3 to July 9, 2011)

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In the previous “Last Week in Estate Planning” entries, I placed the “Post of the Week” at the bottom as a way of building suspense.  However, I have been advised that burying the lead in a blog post is perhaps imprudent. So now, the “Post of the Week” goes first, which is especially appropriate given…

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Last Week in Estate Planning (June 26 to July 2, 2011)

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A happy Independence Day to everyone!  I hope your extended weekend is enjoyable, satisfying, and cool.  Hopefully, the following list will help condense the amount of time you spend reading estate planning articles and posts during the holiday. Top Stories of the Week Individual State Developments In Florida:  “New Legislation, Part II”, Jeffrey A. Cramer, Esq.,…

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Don’t Have $5 Million? 50 Reasons to Get an Estate Plan Anyway

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“Estate Planning” is somewhat of a misnomer.  For example, let’s check out The Free Dictionary’s definition of “estate”. You’ll find that the majority of the 8 provided definitions associate the term either with land or with some kind wealth, social position, or political power.  Read more...

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Why All Parents Need Temporary Guardianship and Emergency Planning

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What will happen to your kids, elderly parents or other dependents if some emergency situation arose?  Does your estate plan cover these situations? As we have discussed in many posts, estate planning is not limited to passing your property after death.  We have often referred to Ancillary Documents such as “Durable Powers of Attorney”, “Advance…

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5 Estate Planning Ideas for Cliff Lee (& Other Pro Athletes)

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I am a life-long Phillies fan.  Imagine my pure delight when I heard that on Monday, elite pitcher Cliff Lee signed a 5-year, $120 million deal (plus a potential 6th if he reaches certain goals) with my phavorite team to help shepherd in a new era of excellence.  For more information, type “Cliff Lee” into…

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The Beatles: Cryptic Estate Planning Lyrics?

Whenever we hear a song that has somewhat puzzling lyrics, it seems to be a favorite pastime of ours to figure out what the artists were trying to say.  But did you ever notice that common interpretations inevitably lead to some kind of carnal act, worship of an unsavory figure or a political or religious…

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Estate Planning Fundamentals

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So far, we have discussed many different aspects of estate planning in this blog.  However, if this site is supposed to convince you that estate planning is something that you should really get a handle on, then we should probably discuss some basics.  We’ll do so in a Question and Answer format:  Read more...

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