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Designing A Special Needs Trust (SNT)

When I got out of law school I was fortunate to go to work for a wise "old" lawyer who gave me good advice, such as: "A form is just a checklist and every form is an incomplete checklist." "A...
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Don’t Let Them

During the November, 1995, NAELA Institute - Suite 810, Hyatt Regency Hotel Center, Denver, Colorado, 5:00 a.m. - asleep, my right shoulder itches, half awake, can't get my hand inside my pajama to scratch myself, frustrating and very uncomfortable -...
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Can I Make My Own Will

Always an interesting topic when talking to non-lawyers is the subject of handwritten Wills. "I have heard that all you have to do to make a Will is write it out, sign it and have it notarized," or something similar,...
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How Much Do You Charge For A Simple Will?

Dear Prospective Client: Thank you for inquiring, "How much do you charge for a simple will?" It is a question I am frequently asked. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Asking a lawyer this question is somewhat like calling a...
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Benefit The Primary Beneficiary

Often times when we are counseling with clients about preparing wills, the client has several friends, relatives or charitable organizations that they want to benefit, in addition to the primary beneficiaries. Therefore, wills are frequently drawn with special bequests, leaving...
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