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How Probate Affects your Beneficiaries

Have you thought about what will happen to your assets and property after your death? How will probate affect your beneficiaries? Even if you have a will, your estate may go through the probate process. A probate court supervises the transfer of a decedent’s assets and property. The judge makes sure that creditors receive their […]

The Importance Of Titling Assets And Estate Planning

Even the best drafted estate plans are subject to failure if assets are not titled properly. When an attorney drafts an estate plan they must take into account all your assets and how they are titled. Where things go awry is when assets are obtained and titled without your estate planning attorney involved. I see […]

POLST-Should It Replace An Advance Directive

A POLST (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) is a detailed description of treatment should certain medical problems arrise. The form is filled out with a healthcare professional and is kept in your medical records. With POLST now being widely used in many states, is there still a need for an advance directive? The answer […]

Risks of Transferring Ownership

If you are planning to transfer ownership of your home to your children, there are risks involved and options you can consider. Whether it is for wealth-preservation or tax-avoidance many people decide to transfer ownership but sometimes there are matters they are not considering. For exapmle, if a spouse gets divorced, their ex-spouse could have […]

Healthy Life Expectancy State by State

Which state has the highest “Healthy Life Expectancy” and where is New Jersey on the list?“Healthy Life Expectancy” means at what age the average resident of that state lives healthfully.51: Hawaii: Keep the luaus coming; Hawaii is the top state for healthy life expectancy (HLE) with an average of 81.2 years, according to the CDC48. […]

America’s Worst Charities

Many people choose to leave part or all of their estate to charities. They do this either to honor a loved one or possibly to keep money out of the hands of someone they deem not worthy. However, what if the charity they choose is putting it right into the hands of such persons. Charities […]