You Have a Will… Now What?

You Have a Will… Now What?

Though having a valid and proper will is obviously an important step all adults should take, more can still be done to ensure loved ones are taken care once we’re gone. In particular, the use of an estate plan address numerous critical areas of concern, including what happens following a person’s passing, the reasons behind why these steps were taken, and designating the proper person or parties to ensure these […]

Elder Law and the Power of Attorney

Elder Law and the Power of Attorney

Comic-book icon Stan Lee is best known for playing a large role in creating some of today’s best-known cinematic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Iron Man. Thanks in large part to his creative role in these endeavors, Lee has also amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $50 million. However, despite his fame and considerable worth, Lee has also allegedly been the victim of elder abuse and financial exploitation. […]

New Castle County Probate Fees Increase

New Castle County Probate Fees Increase

Effective immediately, the net estate of a resident of New Castle County dying on or after July 1, 2018 is subject to a 0.25% Technology Fee, in addition to the normal 1.75% Probate Fee. This makes the total probate costs 2% of the net estate. New Castle County is currently the only county that imposes this extra charge. Kent County has a Probate Fee of 1.75%, while Sussex County charges […]

Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

By and large, most people aim to create estate plans that will take care of their loved ones after their death. A great deal of thought and concerns goes into estate planning to ensure this goal is met. However, even the most well-intentioned person can inadvertently craft a will that leads to more disharmony than they ever imagined. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the chances […]

Digital Estate Plans

Digital Estate Plans

Traditionally, estate planning has largely consisted of consulting with an experienced attorney, who would assist in preparing the proper documents, such as a Will, in paper form. However, with the rise of digital technology and its seemingly ubiquitous presence throughout nearly every facet of our daily lives, some believe it is only a matter of time before Delaware law approves the use of digital estate planning, wherein a person can […]