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Friday, January 24, 2020

Clicks to Bricks Boosts NYC Tenant Store Openings


Q: Is it a good time to rent retail store space in New York City?

New York and New Jersey real estate attorneys have noticed a recent boom in the opening of new brick and mortar stores throughout New York City.

What is driving the increase of new stores opening throughout New York City?

Lower rents for one thing. Multiple Read more . . .


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Rough Road Ahead for Estate of The Cars Singer?


Q: What is the spouse’s Right of Election?

New York and New Jersey estate planning attorneys are watching with interest as details of the estate plan of Cars front man, Ric Ocasek, come to light.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Deciding on Buying a Home


Q: What should I know before buying a home?

New York and New Jersey real estate attorneys help clients purchase their first home, upgrade to a larger home, and downsize to something smaller. Often, their first contact with a prospective homebuyer happens after they have already found what they think is the home of their dreams and are ready to go into contract.

Sometimes,


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Friday, January 17, 2020

New Year, New Estate Plan


Q: How do I know if I need to update my estate plan?

As a new year-- and a new decade--recently began, many people made New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives. Quitting unhealthy habits like smoking, or adopting healthy habits like eating well and exercising are common resolutions--but they require a long-term commitment and real effort by the resolution-maker. Sometimes with frustrating or less than optimal results.

But


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Monday, December 23, 2019

Estate Creditors Should Not Delay in Making Claims


Q: How are creditors’ claims against estates handled?

When people think of estate planning, they often think about what assets they have and who they want to leave them to after they are gone.

Similarly, when beneficiaries think of


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Buying Flood Prone Real Estate in New York City


Q: Is it safe to buy a home on the flood-prone coasts of the New York City area?

When most people think of buying real estate in New York City, they may think of the “concrete jungle” setting of Manhattan—high up in skyscrapers where it’s dry and the idea of your home being flooded in a hurricane doesn’t even cross one’s mind.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Talking Estate Planning at the Holiday Table


Q: Should you talk about your estate plan at the holiday dinner table?

New York and New Jersey estate planning attorneys often encourage their clients to tell their adult children about their estate plans. You might even consider working estate planning talk into the holiday dinner conversation if the mood is right and the important people are present.

In today’s political climate, the discussion would likely be less controversial than discussing politics.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

How Your Accounts May Impact Estate Planning and Administration


Q: How can having many accounts or joint accounts impact estate planning and administration?

When New York and New Jersey estate planning attorneys meet with a client to craft a comprehensive estate plan, they begin a fact-finding mission that examines the individual’s unique lifestyle, their assets and debts, their goals and plans, their worries and dreams.

Despite following an estate planning road map of sorts, no two plans are exactly alike.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Right of Election in New York


Q: Can I disinherit my spouse?

Even in the best circumstances, the relationship between an adult child and their divorced parent’s new spouse can have its rough moments. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the field of estate planning, as New York and New Jersey estate planning attorneys can attest. 

There is a literal arsenal of estate planning tools for each individual’s personal scenario.
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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Importance of Planning for Incapacity


Q: Why should people plan for incapacity?

New York and New Jersey estate planning attorneys not only prepare people’s wills, but draft several other documents that together make up a comprehensive estate plan. 

What documents are needed when planning for incapacity?

Planning for incapacity is essential in estate planning, regardless of age or health. Not to frighten you, but the stark reality is that tragedy can strike anyone at any moment.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

90210 Star Reportedly Used a Revocable Living Trust in Estate Planning


Q: What is a revocable living trust?

Whether they’re from the music or television world, celebrities are viewed by some as role models – much to the chagrin of parents that might disagree with the examples set by their on-stage or off-screen behavior. Antics and personalities aside, estate planning attorneys are more likely to judge celebrities on their choices  or lack of choices – in the estate planning department.

Mega-stars, like the late Prince, sometimes die without any estate planning documents in place, leaving an Read more . . .


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