Good Intentions

Many of us have thought about an estate plan and having some documents in place to help our family settle our estate after we pass away. Then life happens and we push that plan a little further down the list of “to dos.” Some of you have gone beyond thinking about it and have even had an ap... continue reading »

Giving Your Home To Your Children

I often have the question from clients: Is it a good idea to transfer our home to our children before we die? It is important to understand what is driving this question to help us better advise clients.I often hear that parents want to avoid probate, provide some inheritance to children and they... continue reading »

Landlord-Tenant: Abandoned Property

I handle a lot of landlord-tenant issues, predominantly from the perspective of the landlord. What’s becoming more of an issue I am encountering is questions regarding what to do with abandoned personal property that remains on the premises following the tenant vacating, either voluntarily or t... continue reading »

Dying Intestate

Sometimes our procrastination gets the best of us. So many clients have said “we’ve been meaning to get our estate documents set up for YEARS.” For those of you that have made it to my office, cheers to you for checking that “to do” off your list. For those of you that still have it on ... continue reading »

No Contest Clauses

For most families, one of the goals of estate planning is to minimize future turmoil that may occur after they pass away by addressing how their assets and estate will be settled upon their death. It is often very helpful to have mom and dad make those hard decisions now and not leave a mess for ... continue reading »