Joint Ownership

Caution: Writing Your Own Deed to Avoid Probate Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

Posted on: May 21st, 2015
Many people believe that they do not need to pay an attorney to help them prepare and record deeds. Instead, they think that a deed form can simply be downloaded from the internet or obtained from a book, and that they can easily fill them out and record them....

Parental Warning: If You Own Your Property this Way, You May Accidentally Disinherit Your Own Children

Posted on: August 5th, 2014
Owning property as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship is easy, common, and often disastrous. Sadly, children – both minor and adult – are often disinherited....

Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners Part One: Planning for After Death

Posted on: June 11th, 2013
Estate planning is creating a set of instructions that specify how property is handled after death, and how property and health care decisions are handled during a period of incapacity. Proper estate planning is important for everyone. But for unmarried partners, it is critical....

5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: May 4th, 2013
From time to time, it’s good to review why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. In addition to confirming our own actions, it can provide us with valuable information to pass along to friends and family who, for whatever reasons, have yet to act. So, here are five common estate planning mistakes to avoid....
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