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 […]

Aretha Franklin Left Behind No Will

Aretha Franklin Left Behind No Will

The recent death of beloved musical artist Aretha Franklin has prompted a wave of tributes from across the world.  From her early beginnings as a gospel-singing prodigy growing up in Detroit up to and through her reign as The Queen of Soul, the legendary singer left an indelible mark on American culture. Documents filed this month in a Michigan county probate court, however, also show that Ms. Franklin left no […]

David J. Ferry, Jr. Installed as President of DSBA

David J. Ferry, Jr. Installed as President of DSBA

Ferry Joseph, P.A. is pleased to announce that Managing Director David J. Ferry, Jr. was installed as the President of the Delaware State Bar Association at the annual Bench & Bar Conference on June 15, 2018. Mr. Ferry is a resident of North Wilmington, and has been practicing law since 1982. Click here for the announcement.

NFL and NBA Team Owner’s Estate Woes

NFL and NBA Team Owner’s Estate Woes

Tom Benson, owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, recently passed away at the age of 90.  Prior to Benson’s passing, he was involved in a protracted legal battle with his daughter, Renee Benson, and her children, Rita LeBlanc and Ryan LeBlanc regarding a guardianship proceeding. In the wake of Benson’s death, his third wife, Gayle Benson, became the sole beneficiary of an estate […]

Michael B. Joseph to Moderate Bankruptcy Court Panel

Michael B. Joseph to Moderate Bankruptcy Court Panel

Ferry Joseph Managing Director Michael B. Joseph will moderate a panel entitled “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Lawyers?” on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Consumer Bankruptcy Program at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to his role at Ferry Joseph, Mr. Joseph has been the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of Delaware since 1987.