Create Your Quarantine Routine

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What do you think of when you hear the word “routine?” Does it make you think of monotony and boredom? Or does it make you feel serene, calm, and have peace of mind?

Up until a few weeks ago, every day was the same. Wake up, go to school/work, eat, school/work, come home, dinner, bed. That’s all changed and routines have flown out the window!

Just think about how powerful you could be if you tweaked your routine to allow more time for you to build your legacy in the world.

How to talk to your parents about aging and dealing with their “stuff”

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One of the biggest questions we get around the holiday season is … “How do I talk to my parents about their stuff?” And this question is then awkwardly followed by, “Look, I don’t really want or expect anything from my parents, but I just don’t know what to do if they get sick or […]

What about Wills that are Handwritten?

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Handwritten Wills can be admitted to probate and administered just like any other written will. However, there are some critical differences in how a person is appointed as the personal representative for an estate where there is a handwritten will.

Can a Last Will and Testament be changed after a person dies?

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It’s not uncommon for a person to want to change a decedent’s Last Will and Testament. The most common reason is, “Well, that’s not really what they wanted,” or “That’s not what they meant.” Those reasons are not enough to change a will after a person has died, which is why it is essential to […]

Does a Last Will and Testament Avoid Probate?

What is Probate?   In New Jersey, probate is the process by which a person becomes the personal representative of a person’s estate.   When a person passes away, someone has to step up and take care of everything that the person left behind. The person who died is called the “decedent.” The person who steps up is called […]

The Last Will and Testament of Freddie Mercury – Don’t Stop Me Now

At the time of his death, Freddie Mercury’s net worth is estimated to have been about $30 million, which today would be worth approximately $50 to $60 million. His assets included real estate, art, royalties, catalog rights and more. Since then, his state has grown to an estimated net worth of around $100 million. We know […]

Are Last Wills and Testaments part of the Public Record?

As estate planning attorneys, we are often asked whether we can obtain another person’s last will and testament. This is not an uncommon request and often it’s a child or other beneficiary seeking to discover whether they have an inheritance that will be coming down the road to them.  As a first note, if you’re asking about […]

Do I need an attorney to change my last will and testament?

Your Last Will and Testament is an expression of your wishes in regards to your possessions and real property after you die. But what happens if you change your mind about something or if you want to change something in your last will and testament? Reasons to change your last will and testament? You might […]

What Do You Do with a Codicil?

Suppose you’re up to date on your adulting and you checked off “Make my Will.” Go you! But what happens if you’re doing your annual revenue of your Will (because you’re an adult and you got this!) and you notice that you need to make some changes. Maybe you want to change the person that […]