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Are Your Digital Assets Included In Your Estate Plan?

How much do you depend on what you do online? Would it surprise you to know the average person has more than 130 online accounts? 130! From the credit card payments to the streaming video service to social media, our lives have seen an increasing dependence on digital activity. But from a positive viewpoint, many read more…

Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

Estate planning is an uncomfortable topic for most people since it deals with one’s own mortality.  However,  failure to prepare a proper plan can result in an expensive probate battle and your wishes may not be fulfilled since the government will be determining the distribution of your estate. Despite having to face uncomfortable issues, the best read more…

Last Will and Testaments : Get Yours Today!

“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” -Benjamin Franklin, 1789 Although everyone dies eventually, not everyone leaves a last will & testament in place. Acording to research conducted by legal resource center LexisNexis, most people don’t even know how to begin writing a will. If you’re confused read more…

We Know Our Business When It Comes To Businesses and Non-Profits

Are you planning to expand or start a business, trust, or non-profit organization? Legal issues in the corporate world most often arise from lack of knowledge and legal protection, which can cause serious damage to the the business. With over 25 years of experience in business law, we understand the importance of eliminating risk and read more…

May is National Elder Law Month

  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorney (NAELA) of which Mr Crews is a member, has designated May as National Elder Law Month. A crucial Issue of concern for elderly adults is Adult Guardianship.  This is a legal proceeding conducted when an adult can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about their read more…

How do I talk to my aging parents about End of Life Wishes?

Few conversations are tougher than talking to a parent about their end-of-life wishes. Yet, putting this important discussion off can have many negative effects, not the least of which is a loved one dying in a way they wouldn’t choose. Talking about end-of-life wishes is needed to ensure that your parents’ preferences are honored, and read more…

My name is “on” my mother’s account so, won’t it avoid Probate?

  The title of this article is a common misconception that people have about avoiding probate. A person will assume that just because he has been designated as his parent’s Agent in his parent’s Power of Attorney (POA) that he will have access to his parent’s bank account after the parent dies. The person will read more…

What is Intestacy?

When it comes to matters of the law, things can get misunderstood in a hurry. We’re here to help sort that out, after all, I’m the attorney and it’s my job to make things a bit more clearer for you.  So let’s start by tackling this question we received recently. Question: I’ve read a lot read more…

New Year, New Resolutions

Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions…this is the theme of the New Year. The new year brings a fresh start and everyone is excited about change. The top three resolutions are: 1. Get In Shape and Lose weight 2. Quit Smoking 3. Write A Will While resolutions are important, they often fade away quickly. So, instead of singing read more…

Are You Spending Your Kids Inheritance?

Due to demographic changes and changing economic fortunes, older Americans increasingly have to transfer money to their adult children so that their offspring can support their families. Barron’s, in a recent article titled “Boomers Spend Their Kids’ Inheritance – On Supporting Them,” reports that intra-family transfers have increased significantly in the last few years. Nearly read more…