Pet Trusts: Helping Clients Provide for Fido

Pet trusts growing in popularity — learn what you need to know. More and more commonly, clients task estate planning attorneys with taking care of a pet if the unfortunate happens to the client/owner. Between 12 and 27% of people who draft wills include provisions for their pet, often in the form of pet trusts. Pet trusts […]

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When Should a Client File for a Ch. 7 Bankruptcy?

The decision to petition for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a daunting and stressful one. I consistently see clients whose stress grows almost daily as their debt increases, as bills keep coming, and as their options seem more limited. To help clients decide whether this worrying decision is best for them, I use three different variables: […]

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Curse of the Bambino takes One Last Victim

The iconic curse of baseball great Babe Ruth took one last victim after the company responsible for the demolition of the original Yankee Stadium filed for bankruptcy. Demco Inc., the construction company responsible for tearing down Yankee stadium, has been struggling through the economic downturn and finally called it quits in August 2012. The city of New […]

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Clients Say the Darnedest Things

Over the last year, I’ve been keeping a record of quotes from my clients, some speakers, and some of my colleagues. I warn everyone that the language can be colorful, but enjoy. Me: “If you could send me a check or use Paypal, that’d be great.” Client: “Well, I don’t really trust Paypal or like […]

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