Even if you do not listen to pop music, it has been hard to ignore the recent news about Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement trending on social media. What is this movement all about? And why should average Americans care?
In 2008, pop singer and superstar performer Britney Continue reading
According to data provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.9% of all infants born in the United States, 81,478 in 2018, were conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART). ART is defined by the CDC as all fertility treatments in which both eggs Continue reading
With our society becoming increasingly mobile and international travel becoming more affordable than ever before, families and family-like relationships have steadily grown far more diverse in terms of citizenship. It is no longer uncommon for spouses from different countries to retain Continue reading
The Problems Created by Simultaneous Deaths
The chances of a married couple dying in a common accident or within a very short time of one another are probably quite slim. However, it does happen. And it happens frequently enough that most states have laws to address the issue and the Continue reading
What is an heir?
The first term to become familiar with is “heir.” An heir is someone entitled to receive a decedent’s property under a state’s default laws when the decedent dies without a will. Heirs are not determined by the wishes of the deceased person. There is no investigation Continue reading
One of the most common forms of property ownership in the United States is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS or joint tenancy). But what is joint tenancy? Joint tenancy is a legal right to property that provides the owner an undivided right to the enjoyment of the Continue reading
A Personal Representative, also known as an Executor, of an estate is simply the person who is designated to carry out the wishes set forth in the decedent’s will. This person also has the responsibility of finishing up the decedent’s final affairs, such as paying outstanding bills Continue reading
As we look forward to this year’s end and a new year beginning, it is a good time for organizing year-end financials and setting new goals for 2021. That includes digging out your estate plan to make sure that it still represents an accurate snapshot of your life. The pandemic has Continue reading
If you are worried about the possibility that you or a loved one could become ill or worse due to the novel coronavirus, you are not alone. The new spikes in cases across the country is anxiety-provoking. While none of us can predict the future, getting your affairs in order now can Continue reading
Helping parents to choose a guardian who can raise their children in the event of an untimely death is one of the most important jobs of an estate planning attorney. Rather than leaving the decision to a judge (who may choose guardians the parents would never want), working with an Continue reading