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Nassau Estate Planning Blog

What is the Difference Between an Administrator and an Executor?

Estate planning can seem daunting and intimidating, especially if you lack familiarity with the terms and lingo involved in this complex area of practice. However, with a little bit of research and ...
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What Are the Different Types of Trusts?

A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary. With the right setup, assets in a trust can avoid taxation and probate and be ...
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What Do I Need to Include in My Estate Plan?

Most people assume that having a will is all that they need for their estate plan. However, there is a lot more that goes into creating a well-rounded estate plan. Your estate plan should be designed ...
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What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

When an individual dies without a will, he or she has died "intestate," which means intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property will be distributed, ...
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Why Shouldn't I Use DIY Forms Online to Create My Estate Plan?

Many of us use the Internet to take care of a number of necessary tasks, including paying our bills, purchasing clothes, and even having groceries or food sent directly to our doorstep. It seems that ...
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Is It Possible to Avoid Probate?

Most wills need to be taken to probate court, even if no one wants to contest it. The process involves reviewing the will in its entirety, sniffing out any errors, finding the value of certain assets, ...
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Why Do I Need to Create a Will?

For most people, estate planning seems like something that is relegated to your final weeks and days on this earth. Putting it off that long, however, can end poorly for both you and your loved ones. ...
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What Is a Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney (POA) is a written authorization to act on another's behalf in their financial or business affairs, or with another legal matter. The person who authorizes another to act is ...
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What Is Asset Protection & Why Is It Important?

Considering the fact that you have worked hard to earn your assets, you're going to want to employ certain strategies that will shield them from foreseeable and unforeseeable problems such as ...
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Wills vs. Trusts: Which Is Right for Me?

When you have worked hard to save your money and invest your assets, you want those assets to be safe, you want them to grow, and you want to be able to live a comfortable retirement and generally ...
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How Do I Know If I Should Hire a Long Island Probate Lawyer?

With any matters of your estate it is highly encouraged to utilize the experience and skill of probate and estate planning lawyers who can guide you through the somewhat complicating process. When ...
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Naming a Financial & Personal Guardian for Your Child

Many people take the appropriate steps to prepare for their children's future, including the use of guardianships. Choosing who will look after your child in the event of an emergency or sudden ...
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How Is Child Custody Decided in a Divorce?

If you are considering filing for divorce, or are currently going through legal process of one, you may be wondering what happens next. One of the biggest challenges of divorce is deciding which ...
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Who Should Have an Estate Plan?

In today's world, just about anyone can benefit from the use of an estate plan. There are a number of tools that are available to those that are looking to plan for the future. In the state of New ...
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Why Have an Attorney Help With Probate?

The process of probate is one that has a reputation for being difficult and even the simplest of mistakes can set back the will from continuing forward. Some of this can be avoided in the initial ...
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How Often Should You Review a Will?

Wills are one tool that can be used to make sure that your voice is heard in regards to your estate. There are many reasons that come up in life why a person may no longer be able to have the main say ...
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Benefits of Estate Planning

The Benefits of Estate Planning It is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the extremely wealthy. Many think that it is only those with a substantial fortune that should take the ...
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The Role of the Personal Representative

Estate planning is an important matter, as is the distribution of the estate. Depending on the terms of the will, an administrator may be named or may be decided upon by the court. In general it is ...
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Welcome to our Nassau Estate Planning Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Nassau Estate Planning Blog.
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