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Providing a compassionate & attentive efficient legal service in estate planning & real estate. Providing a compassionate & attentive efficient legal service in estate planning & real estate. Providing a compassionate & attentive efficient legal service in estate planning & real estate. Providing a compassionate & attentive efficient legal service in estate planning & real estate. Providing a compassionate & attentive efficient legal service in estate planning & real estate.

Category Archives: wills

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Five Tips For Creating A Will

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

While having a will is one of the first and most important steps you can take in estate planning, it is something that many people tend to avoid. The following outlines five simple tips in creating a will to ensure both you and your loved ones are protected. Considerations When Creating Your Will According… Read More »

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Choosing An Executor For Your Will

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Creating a will is a basic element of estate planning. In addition to making sure your will meets all legal requirements in the state of New York, you will also need to name an executor who will file it in court in the event of your death. Choosing the right person to handle the… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Will Is Contested?

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Without a properly drafted and executed last will and testament in place, your property and assets are subject to the rules of intestate succession. This process goes up and down through your genealogy, distributing to your spouse first, then to children, then parents, then any siblings. While you may wish for some of these… Read More »

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Requirements For Making A Will

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Planning for any unexpected circumstances is key to protecting your loved ones as well as your assets. The start of a new year is the perfect time to look at your estate planning documents, making any additions or updates necessary. These documents help to ensure your family and friends are provided for in the… Read More »

Having ‘The Talk’ With Your Family Over Your Will and Estate Planning Documents

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

The holiday season is a time for many family members to reunite together, to share traditions and to talk about family memories. While most families are uncomfortable with discussing end-of-life plans, now may be the perfect time to have ‘the talk’. Discussing your will and other estate planning documents does not require somber surroundings… Read More »

Estate Planning Documents Every College Student Should Have

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Getting ready for your children to head off to college is an exciting time. It can also be rather stressful, both for you and for them, as you attend to details such as dorm accommodations, meal plans, and last minute tuition payments. While it is easy to get embroiled in the emotional aspects of… Read More »

Five Positive Things To Put In Your Will

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Many people put off writing a will for obvious reasons. While it can be unpleasant to contemplate your own demise, having a legal will in place is a crucial part of estate planning, allowing you to designate who you want to inherit, while sparing your survivors the hassle of going through lengthy and potentially… Read More »

Charitable Bequests: Knowing Who To Donate To and How To Make Your Donation

By Cavallo & Cavallo |

Many of us have causes and charities to which we contribute both time and money on a regular basis. Without the regular weekly, monthly, or yearly donations of patrons such as yourself, many organizations that serve the needy, protect the environment, enliven the arts and encourage positive change for others would simply go out… Read More »

Who Inherits Property When There Is No Will?

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The passing of a loved one can happen suddenly and with no warning, or as the result of a long and lingering illness. In either case, one of the most common concerns families have in the aftermath is how any remaining property will be divided. Having a legal will in place is part of… Read More »

Celebrity’s Passing Highlights the Need for Estate Planning

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The recent death of the musician Prince shocked the music industry as well as the general public, and his passing dominated headlines and media reports as his fans mourned his loss. Amid the details that emerged was one shocking fact that may have gone unnoticed to many: Prince died without a signed will in… Read More »