Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. (1963-2009) – Businessman Charles Lewis was a businessman, promoter, and entertainer. Known by his nickname “Mask,” because of stripes of face paint he frequently used, Lewis founded the TapouT clothing line...

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What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Probate

Creating a comprehensive estate plan typically involves goals that reach beyond the simple division of your assets upon your death. Probate avoidance, for example, is a common goal of estate planning. Understanding the drawbacks of...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Archer Miller Huntington (1870-1955) – Philanthropist & Author Archer Huntington was the son of Arabella Huntington and the stepson of railroad magnate and industrialist Collis P. Huntington. He was educated by private tutors and later...

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Thought for the Day:

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

“You can either change yourself or allow the circumstance to change you. The choice is yours.” Lailah Gifty Akita

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How Can I Make Changes to My Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Wills and Trusts

Trusts were once used primarily by wealthy families who wished to pass down the family wealth from one generation to another while still retaining some degree of control over the assets. Today, however, trusts are...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

James Joseph Brown, Jr. (1933-2006) – Musician James Brown was an American recording artist and musician. He was one of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20TH century popular music...

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Thought for the Day:

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

“Optimistic people bring a sense of hope into world. Encouraging people bring a new meaning to life. They help you see past the clouds on a glooming day. They bring sunlight everyday” Stacey Chillemi

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What Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Elder Law

If you find yourself in need of the services of an elder law attorney you are likely trying to figure out how to choose the right attorney for your needs. Choosing an attorney can be...

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What Is a Self-Proving Will?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

For most people, the foundation of an estate plan is their Last Will and Testament. Whether you plan to add additional components to your estate plan in the future or not, you should at least...

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