Blog Posts in March, 2013

  • As many New Yorkers may have experienced in life, sometimes it takes a bad situation to make people really think about things and put their lives in perspective. A woman from Seattle, Washington experienced this firsthand after her husband tragically died in a biking accident. Her husband died leaving no legal documents, not even a will. As a result, the mother of two decided to launch a website ...
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  • Drafting a Will Should be on All New Parents' To-Do Lists

    || 18-Mar-2013

    Many New Yorkers would agree that becoming a parent for the first time is a joyous event. However, it is also a frightening time as well. There are so many things to think about, like diapers, immunizations, clothing, daycare and feeding. The list goes on and on. Despite adding one more thing to the list, all new parents should prioritize thinking about drafting a will after the birth of a child. ...
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  • Just a decade ago, New Yorkers likely did not have to deal with their loved ones' social media accounts when they died. However, nowadays, many people have virtual lives, and it is important for executors to know what to do with these accounts, as part of their estate administration tasks. Where it gets tricky is that online lives may not be limited to just social media. Many people bank ...
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  • Why Everyone Should Write Their Own "Death Book"

    || 4-Mar-2013

    When New Yorkers have a death in the family, do they know what to do? Most likely, they quickly get overwhelmed, even if they are the executor of an estate. There are so many things to handle when a loved one dies that it helps to have various strategies in place, including a "Death Book" to help with the estate planning process. The name may sound morbid to some, but the purpose of the ...
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