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There’s been an update in the Britney Spears saga. It seems the nation is once again becoming captivated by the legendary pop diva’s personal life and her ongoing legal quandary. Britney has been in the public eye for months I previously discussed her guardianship (called conservatorship in California) and some of the circumstances surrounding her […]

Someone just passed away, and you’re personal representative of the estate. What should you do? Prior to the initiation of any probate administration (pre-administration), there are several important issues a personal representative should address.   Gather information about the decendent The relevant information you’ll want to collect is pretty standard. You’ll need the decedent’s name, address, […]

A typical estate plan consists of a will (in some cases a trust and pour-over will) and documents known as advanced directives. While a will deals with how your property is to be distributed after you pass away, advance directives allow you to choose who will manage your property, make health care decisions on your […]

All about trust(s)

What is a trust, and why do you need one? Perhaps we should start with a little background. A (trendy) way to avoid probate administration In 1965, Norman F. Dacey published a now-famous book titled How to Avoid Probate! In his book, Dacey outlines how to set up trusts to avoid the delays and expense […]

So, you’ve executed a will. Now, the question a significant number of my clients ask me: “What should I do with the original copy of my will?” Where should I store my will? Typically, my answer is to put it in a safe and easily accessible location. You should also inform the person you named […]

If you’re a member of a family with an elderly parent and siblings, you might worry about what will happen when the time comes to place your parent in a long-term care facility. Typically, elderly parents are hesitant to leave the safety and comfort of their homes and move to a long-term care facility. The […]

Avoiding probate is likely a lifelong goal for many of us. But for those of you who do not dream of sparing your heirs from a potentially long and expensive process, there is a way to leave money to your heirs without subjecting them to a long and arduous probate process. Here are just a […]

In my last blog, I discussed Britney Spears and guardianship (known as conservatorship in California). Guardianship is a judicial procedure whereby a Court appoints a guardian to oversee and control a person’s finances if that person is deemed incapacitated. If guardianship is a ride you’d like someone else to take, I don’t blame you. But […]

Have you heard about the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”? The documentary, which is part of The New York Times Presents series, is about the life of late 1990’s/early 2000’s pop star Britney Spears. Full disclosure: Being a huge fan of extreme metal music, I was never fond of Britney Spears’ music. There is no doubt, […]