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Five Things You Should Know About Transferring Assets

Our experienced Fairfield estate planning attorneys at Faloni Law Group, LLC know you are concerned about how your affairs will be handled after death. There are many different ways in which you can transfer your assets. You can conduct a private sale, you can leave them to designated loved ones after you die through the […]

How an Estate Planning Attorney can Help You

  Smart people plan their lives knowing that it is possible to suffer mental disability, an illness that incapacitates them, or even death. An estate planning attorney is the ideal person to advise clients on how to put their affairs in order for these eventualities. Why hiring a Faloni Law Group LLC attorney is better […]

What is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

The term trust and will is common to many people, but a few can distinguish what makes them different. Both terms are useful devices in estate planning serving different purposes and can be used simultaneously to bring out an entire estate and asset plan. A Will Wills are legal documents that establish the rightful beneficiaries […]

What Should be in my Estate Plan?

The majority of working people like you spend the majority of their lives working hard in order to provide the necessities of life for themselves and their families. A healthy percentage of these hard-working individuals will succeed in saving significant amounts of cash and other assets during their working years. That being said, even the […]

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 arise. 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 example, 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 […]