Articles and audion on New York Wills and Trusts

E160 Estate Planning with Social Distancing

E160 Estate Planning with Social Distancing


Do you want to make or update your estate plan? But how, with social distancing?

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  1. Fewer in-person meetings
  2. In-person signings
  3. Document handling

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E159 Is it Time to Update Your Estate Plan_

E159 Is it Time to Update Your Estate Plan?


Coronavirus and death is on everyone’s mind. So is it a good time to update your estate plan?

We’ll discuss:

  1. Reminder: no one can predict the future
  2. Yes, get started
  3. Be in the right state of mind

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Estate Planning for Bitcoin

Estate Planning for Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency has an estate planning problem. And it’s one of the barriers to wider cryptocurrency acceptance. Nobody wants to accumulate an asset that may disappear, often upon death.

Getting Final Affairs in Order Before Death

Getting Final Affairs in Order Before Death

Whether you’re the caregiver or the terminally ill, it can be satisfying to help get organized and take inventory. This is really important if there aren’t many close relatives.

5 Mistakes With DIY Wills and Witnesses

E151 5 Mistakes With DIY Wills and Witnesses


I get that Do-it-Yourself is very tempting. But you may be creating HUGE problems for your heirs.

We’ll discuss:

  1. Witnesses names
  2. Witness addresses
  3. “Self-proving”
  4. Professional witnesses
  5. Court’s assumptions

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4 Tips for Writing a Will Your Heirs Won't Fight Over 956x538 blog

4 Tips for Writing a Will Your Heirs Won’t Fight Over

Summary: (1) Name the right executor; (2) Include personal property; (3) Don’t tie up the money for too long; (4) Explain any unequal bequests …