You know what makes you a better lawyer? Walking a mile in your client’s shoes. I recently started my own firm which forced me to go through the steps of business formation. It was a great exercise for me to be able to more clearly understand things as experienced by my clients that I never […]Read More
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What is an Estate Plan and Why Do I Need One?
Estate plans are not just for the rich and famous. My pat answer to the question has always been: if you own title to anything, you need an estate plan. But, the fact of the matter is that regardless of what kind of assets you own, everyone needs some sort of estate planning. That’s because an […]Read More
Setting Goals and Taking Names
Many people have a hard time pulling the trigger on establishing an estate plan. Some people don’t enjoy contemplating their own death; others are embroiled in messy family situations that make decision-making difficult. I have found that the easiest place to start is to determine your goals – are you looking to avoid tax consequences? […]Read More
While we all recognize the importance of having an advanced medical directive (medical power of attorney in non-lawyer speak), there is a huge problem these important documents as well: they are often ignored. Whether they can’t be found or family members and/or medical staff choose to ignore them for various reasons, advanced directives are often […]Read More