Estate Planning for LGBTQ Families

While it’s true that since 2015, when same-sex marriage became legal throughout the country, life became increasingly manageable for more than a million couples and families in the United States. Nonetheless, there are still complexities relative to LGBTQ estate planning that require the services of a skilled estate planning attorney. At Surprenant...

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Avoiding Family Disputes Over Inheritance

Grief after a death in the family is unavoidable. Squabbling and bitterness are not. Working with a skilled and compassionate estate planning attorney can help you leave your family connected and supportive of one another when you die — arguably the most important legacy of all.

Why Family...
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Common Estate Planning Questions

Exactly what is my “estate”?

Many people associate the word “estate” with a large house or mansion (one of the word’s other meanings) but in terms of estate planning “estate” means the assets left by a person at death. These assets may include:

Real estateSecuritiesBusinesses or...
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May is National Elder Law Month!

May is a big month for seniors! Back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy declared May to be Senior Citizens Month for anyone over 65 years old. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter kept the sentiment but changed the name to Older Americans Month.

Naturally, the National Academy for Elder...

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Estate Planning for Singles

Just as many people erroneously believe that estate planning is only for the elderly or the very wealthy, many fail to recognize that estate planning for singles is different than estate planning for couples. Since, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly half of the nation’s population is unmarried, this misconception...

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