How Much Does Estate Planning Cost?

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As with any services supplied by a law office, estate planning costs money. Some attorneys charge an hourly rate, while some charge a flat fee. When you enter into the process of creating your estate plans, how much might it cost? The main caveat to...

Ten Questions to Ask Before Filing for Divorce

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Divorce is never easy. Relationship experts debate the steps people take before separating. These experts do not always agree, but there are a few classic queries that most will acknowledge. Here are some of the questions that marriage therapists and couples’ counselors most commonly agree...

Could Flowcharts and Graphics Make Your Estate Planning Easier?

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Many older people in the United States are revisiting their estate plans. Given the quarantine and the potential for illness, it is a smart time to look at these plans, and to make sure these documents cover everything necessary. As Paul Sullivan wrote in a...

Are Estate Planning Fees Tax-Deductible?

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Ah, the Adjusted Gross Income. The AGI. It is the magic number on your tax forms, which determines your tax bracket and the amount you owe in federal and state taxes. We all want to reduce our tax liability, of course. Creative CPAs and tax...

Second Marriage? How It May Affect Your Estate Plans

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Second marriages are different in a multitude of ways. Goals have changed. Parenting conditions have often switched. The needs covered in estate documents have shifted. With a first marriage, usually the estate planning documents were simple in their directives. Take care of whichever spouse survives,...

How Long Does Probate Court Take?

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There are some horror stories out there about probate. Some estates in probate can take more than a year to settle. Others can close in a few months, or even less than a month. What are the determining factors for how long your estate may...

COVID-19 May Lead to a Rise in Contested Wills

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For a variety of reasons, our shelter in place may cause a spike in contested estates. Here are five reasons for this potential rise. Signing Becomes a Challenge People may not be able to sign in person, so they could “e-sign” on their Wills and...

What is Fair in a Second Marriage, Regarding Estate Planning?

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Divorce rates continue to be high across the United States, and recent polls have shown that marital separation rates are increasing in 2020 due to coronavirus-related stresses. How many divorcees remarry? And, if and when they do, what does this mean for their estate planning?...

What is Continuity Planning?

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many more people are talking about risk management. How did our society fail to manage the risk of a virus? How did individuals fail to adapt to the scientific realities of the situation? Risk management is handled in...

What is the Difference Between an S Corp and an LLC?

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If you are an entrepreneur going into business, a small business lawyer can advise you on a number of key decisions. One of the first decisions you will encounter is what type of business to form. You can incorporate, and have “Inc.” after your business...

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