Probate Law FAQ: Does all of a person's' assets and property have to pass through probate?

Making an Estate Plan

There are many factors to consider when drafting an estate plan, including the federal and state laws that oversee these financial tools. Although there are complexities involved, the first step to develop a solid estate plan is easy: finding a skilled estate planning attorney to navigate you through the process. At Kamper Estrada, our estate planning attorneys have been assisting …

Was the Death of Aaron Hernandez a Strategic Plan?

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his prison cell in the early morning hours of April 19, 2017. He was serving a life sentence for the 2015 murder of Odin Lloyd. In the subsequent days, many rumors have circulated about whether it was suicide, murder, or a strategic legal and financial plan. Rumors That last …

What’s in a Will?

Thinking about creating a Will, but not sure what that really means? The structure of an Estate Plan will vary from person to person, but a comprehensive Will should include the following documents: 1. Last Will and Testament 2. Financial Power of Attorney 3. Healthcare Directives A Comprehensive Estate Plan Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document that …

What is Included in an Estate Plan?

No matter how large or small it may be, everyone has an estate. It’s made up of everything you own; your car, your home, checking and savings accounts, and even personal possessions. Your estate is basically your net worth, including your assets and debts. Estate plans are put in place to determine what happens to your estate after you die. …