Estate Planning During a Pandemic

Estate Planning During a Pandemic

A recent study has shown that the number of Americans who have actively engaged in estate planning over the last three years has decreased by almost twenty-five percent. Intriguingly, the same study shows that while sixty percent of the people polled consider estate planning valuable, fewer than one-third of the same respondents indicated that they actually had a will or other vital estate planning documents established. While it has been […]

The Importance of Legal Services in the Age of Coronavirus

The Importance of Legal Services in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many different ways. International travel is restricted, many businesses have shifted to remote work for their employees, and a majority of school aged children are learning through remote means such as Zoom. Similarly, many firms have shifted to remote legal work in order to meet the needs of aging adults and to ensure their ability to offer continuing legal services. However, the […]

What Should You Consider When Forming an Estate Plan?

What Should You Consider When Forming an Estate Plan?

Though estate planning is one area of practice that rarely succumbs to the political whims, we are currently heading down a path that suggests critical changes, particularly in the area of estate tax law, are looming over us without the necessary preparations being undertaken by those tasked with safeguarding the country’s well-being. More specifically, without Congressional intervention, the lifetime exemption will be cut in half in less than 5 years, […]

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

With Coronavirus cases continuing to dominate the national conversation and shape the way we as a society reevaluate our own sense of mortality, estate planning decisions have naturally followed suit. More, there has been a palpable sense of urgency reverberating throughout the country as a direct result of this pandemic to both procure and establish their end-of-life plans sooner than many previously anticipated. Unfortunately, the same push for estate planning […]

Ferry Joseph, P.A. Prevails in Equitable Forfeiture Case

Ferry Joseph, P.A. Prevails in Equitable Forfeiture Case

This estate action originated in the Court of Chancery with the filing of a Verified Petition for Review of Proof of Will and for Equitable Relief on July 16, 2019. The decedent, Tracy M. Ricks, Jr., passed away on December 20, 2018. A dispute arose regarding the distribution of the decedent’s estate. The Petitioner believed that the decedent passed away intestate. Respondent attempted to open an estate for the decedent […]