"What’s In Your Mailbox…After Death?" by Attorney Victor A. Lembo (Audio) We all know we have to check the mail. Yes, there may be bills or important documents, and there may even be a greeting card or coupons for your next shopping trip. But when you pass away, have you wondered what will happen to your mail? How does the post office learn of your death? Who has access to your mail and who … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Mailbox…After Death?
"Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family" by Attorney Victor Lembo The pop culture world was saddened to learn of the death of Luke Perry, who died tragically on March 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Perry, whose full name was Coy Luther Perry, III, rose to fame as he starred on the popular 90’s show “Beverly Hills 90210”. He passed due to a stroke that he suffered just days … [Read more...] about Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family
The estate planning seminars establishes the necessary components of an effective estate plan. The seminar is presented in a case study format profiling the life of Bill and Mary Jones. Several scenarios are used to relay the impact of estate planning issues relating to probate, disability due to incompetence, protection of government benefits for special needs loved ones, second marriages, … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Register now!
We can all agree that we currently live in the Digital Age. We have seen the Stone Age, the Industrial Age, the Modern Age and now … the Digital Age. The Digital Age has a lot of benefits: paperless access to important documents, instant communication, immediate photo development, keyless access to home and automobiles, and countless other conveniences. However, the Digital Age also presents … [Read more...] about Access to Digital Information
Recent headline news reported that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left his entire estate to his girlfriend and nothing to his three young children, therefore disinheriting them. It is reported that he did not want to create “trust fund kids”, or kids that live off a trust and never have to earn a living for themselves. Through Mr. Hoffman’s planning, there is no provision for financial support … [Read more...] about Family Incentive Trust is Alternative to Disinheriting
"Family Incentive Trust is Alternative to Disinheriting" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser … [Read more...] about Family Incentive Trust is Alternative to Disiheriting
Robin Williams' untimely death came as a shock to the world this past August. As devastating as an unexpected, sudden death can be for the family, the need to settle the estate only adds to the stress of an already overwhelming situation. However, having an estate plan in place reduces the uncertainty and unknowns for the grieving family members, since the deceased person has already documented … [Read more...] about Robin Williams’ Estate Plan
In these times of technology and security breaches, our personal privacy is a top concern. If you choose a Last Will and Testament as your estate planning document, or you choose not to create an estate plan at all, and you pass away, do you realize that private, personal information will be revealed to the public? Most people don’t, however that may be exactly what will happen in a process … [Read more...] about Privacy in Estate Planning
"Privacy in Estate Planning" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser … [Read more...] about Privacy in Estate Planning (Audio)
“You may delay, but time will not,” Benjamin Franklin. Everyone knows that they need an estate plan, but few of us do anything about it. In fact, according to a 2007 study, more than 55% of Americans don’t even have a simple Will. And yet, the clock is ticking for all of us. So why don’t more of us actually put together an estate plan? For some, it’s a morbid fear that by thinking about death, … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Estate Planning Facts