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Preemptive estate planning allows for smooth probate actions in New York Surrogate Courts.  

New York - November 15, 2020 In recent years, the services of mediators may prove beneficial for the estate planning process and may deter claims of legal malpractice, or litigation between family members during probate administration. …
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Destin families should make an estate plan early to avoid court battles

Things like estate planning or drafting a will are an important investment for the future. This may shape your family’s finances for years to come, and some documents such as trusts can start paying out money or distributing property immediately.  Experts…
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How long does it take to administer a will after filing it in New York Surrogate Court?

If there are no unforeseen circumstances in the administration of a New York will, it should take under a year for probate to be completed. Probate is the analysis and transfer of assets previously owned by a deceased person, which are commonly…
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Florida, What happens to a relative’s assets who passed away from COVID-19 without a will?

With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, many individuals have begun reaching out to the Coral Springs, FL estate planning lawyers at Express Law to assist with getting their estate plan created or updated. Having an estate plan…
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Do I need to have an assigned executor for my will in New York State?

  It is prudent to draw up a will in the State of New York in order that your wishes upon death are undertaken and your loved ones are cared for.  A will is a legally enforceable document describing details of property distribution,…
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How are estates distributed when a person dies without leaving a will in New York State?

  In New York, "intestate" is the legal term for dying without preparing a will.  This lack of preparation may leave loved ones in a precarious position, because New York Statutes Estates Powers and Trusts Law will govern the distribution…
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Do I need a living will to address end-of-life decisions in New York State? 

  Estate planning not only includes actions to be taken after a person’s death with regard to their assets and liabilities, but it also documents actions to be taken in an advance care directive for medical care in the event an individual…
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Vero Beach retirees should look carefully at their estate and beneficiaries

Local news for Vero Beach published an article regarding how baby boomers and other retirees should review their beneficiary designations to avoid relatives arguing over inheritance and tax burdens.  Many people who are retired have already…
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Fort Walton Beach attorneys can assist with estate planning needs and prevent future litigation among family members

It is never too soon to begin to think about inheritance and how your assets will be distributed among family members. Over the next few decades, Americans will inherit trillions of dollars, and there will be accompanying litigation because…
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Florida residents should start to create a will or estate plan at the right time

To ensure that your property and assets are distributed according to your intentions, it is best to speak with an estate planning professional about a will or other important documents that will give legal effect to your property distribution…