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409, 2018

Law Insight – Simple Wills and Pour-Over Wills

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Elder Law and Estate Planning|Tags: , |

If you want to direct how your property will be disposed and distributed at your death, you need a will. The most common type of will is a "simple" will. Typically, a simple will directs that after all the taxes and all the debts are paid, any remaining property [...]

108, 2018

Law Insight – Why Use a Revocable Living Trust?

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Elder Law and Estate Planning|Tags: , , , |

If a person already has a Will, why do they need to use a Revocable Living Trust. First, time. The administration of a Probate can be a time-consuming and expensive process. 6 to 12 months or longer is not uncommon. Second, loss of privacy. During the administration of a Probate, [...]

2605, 2018

Ransomware – What is a Small Business To Do? One Country Lawyer’s “Git ‘Er Done” Solution!

By |May 26th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

While attending the summer NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) conference, I had the opportunity to attend a break-out session on technology. Our speaker bemoaned the curse of ransomware, but was cautious to offer suggestions on how to prepare for or avoid it. And, that got me thinking [...]