How Not To Plan Your Estate

  Estate planning combines several things that people dread, in no particular order: (1) accounting for ALL of your money, assets, and debts; (2) facing your own mortality; and (3) sitting for a prolonged amount of time with a lawyer. In all seriousness, there are some proven mistakes that I have seen over the years  … Read more

Beware of Hidden Creditors

  Creditors can be an unavoidable nuisance in life. In death, there is still no avoiding them as they can make claims against a deceased person’s estate. In fact, if you have been named the executor of an estate greater that $100,000, or if you plan to become the administrator of an estate without a  … Read more

Probate Proceedings? You Need an Expert

Probate proceedings are complex, time-consuming, and can be fraught with peril. In fact, did you know that there is an entire body of statutes in the Probate Act of 1975 which describe the legal requirements of bringing an estate through the probate courts? On top of that, there is constantly evolving case law in the  … Read more