Blog Posts in November, 2012

  • Estate Planning for Non-Traditional New York Families

    || 28-Nov-2012

    Many New York residents may think that wills and trusts are only for traditional families. However, non-traditional families -- such as those including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people -- often face special estate planning needs, as many states do not recognize same-sex marriages. Even in states that do recognize same-sex marriages, like New York, one partner may not be ...
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  • New York residents who are considering estate planning may want to look into creating advance directives. These documents allow people to choose a power of attorney or health care representative in the event of incapacitation or death, as well as provide instructions on handling various health care situations and decisions. This document can play an important role in comprehensive estate planning. ...
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  • New Yorkers, and other people throughout the country, may have thought about creating a will or trust, but very few follow through. Because it involves coming to terms with mortality, estate planning can be a difficult topic to broach. However, many people procrastinate, which makes the situation worse. Here are some common mistakes that should be avoided. When estate planning, it is important to ...
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  • Most New York residents hope to prevent legal disputes among family members when they die. However, even when a person's wishes are specified in a will or trust, they can still be disputed in court. This was the case for the family of the late singer Whitney Houston. Cissy Houston, Whitney's mother and co-executor to her estate (along with Pat Houston, Whitney's longtime manager and ...
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