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 […]

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

The current pandemic has created a number of issues that continue to reverberate throughout the nation. While a volatile stock market and frightening unemployment numbers are often expected whenever something as life-altering as COVID-19 comes along, some of the other ripple effects that have arrived in its wake likely were not as foreseeable. One effect of the pandemic has been an increase in requests for wills and other estate planning […]

Divorce and Estate Planning

Divorce and Estate Planning

Current research has shown that Americans fifty-years-old and above are divorcing at an increasingly higher rate. As a result, estate planning professionals have begun to sound the alarm so that others might take note of the recent indirect uptick in estate planning issues concerning the very same population. Divorcing later in life often acts to further confuse many Americans when it comes to the estate planning process, due in some […]

Putting Your Financial Affairs in Order – It’s Not Just About You!

Putting Your Financial Affairs in Order – It’s Not Just About You!

Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once wrote, “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”  In matters concerning wills and estates, few words better apply. This stems largely from the realization that most people do not want to contemplate the end of their life, let alone take steps to prepare for it.  While this is understandable to one extent, it is also problematic in that avoiding […]

DIY Estate Planning?

DIY Estate Planning?

The advancement of technology has helped to foster an array of changes to our daily lives over the past few decades.  In particular, one rather noticeable change has been the rise of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) consumer. Defined, the DIY consumer is someone who believes in and practices doing work on their own, rather than paying someone else to do it for them.  While this term is most often associated with […]