Simple Will

The term "simple will" is heard often, and usually implies that someone does not think their estate is big enough or complex enough to warrant any planning.

However, the size or complexity of an estate does not seem to matter, for people who are set on a "simple will" range from very poor to very...

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Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes

We’ve all heard at least one estate planning horror story.  Or we’ve seen one on TV.  The surprise mistress that is given a large cut, the one child that has been written out of a will or feuding family factions each producing a different copy of the will.  It all makes for great...

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Critical Estate Planning Mistakes To Avoid

As we rapidly approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to do a quick review of your estate plan before the holidays become too distracting. I see many critical problems with old estate plans, but fortunately when folks meet with me, I can correct the mistakes. Speaking of mistakes, here are...
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Caution: Plan For Long-Term Care Now!

The New York Times published an article two days ago entitled “To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients.” As I began to read thearticle, two colleagues and a friend sent me a link to the story. We were all stunned.

In essence, author Nina Bernstein paints the picture of a nursing...

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Powers of Attorney = Peace of Mind

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This is not breaking news, but it’s an important reminder: A well-drafted Power of Attorney ensures that if you become incapacitated, a person you trust can step...

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10 Questions: Powers of Attorney

In this blog, we explore 10 common questions about Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania. Powers of Attorney are a fundamental part of your estate plan, so make sure you see an estate planning attorney to discuss your Powers of Attorney. 

Why do I need a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney (POA) is...
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