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Video: What is Estate Planning?

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Upload Date: January 20th, 2017
Estate planning addresses concerns for the future by putting legal tools in place to protect your property in the event of your incapacity or death. To protect vulnerable loved ones, your estate plan can name guardians for your children, and provide long-term wealth management for loved ones with special needs. An New York lawyer can help you select the right combination of estate planning tools for your situation.
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Video: What Happens During Probate?

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Upload Date: January 20th, 2017
Probate is the court process for settling a deceased person’s estate. The court appoints or approves an executor whose duties are to notify the beneficiaries named in the will, locate and gather the estate’s assets, notify creditors, pay bills, and close open accounts. A Bronx probate attorney can help you better understand the process.
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Video: What is Power of Attorney?

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Upload Date: January 20th, 2017
A power of attorney document gives someone the authority to make legal, financial, or healthcare decisions on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney differ by state. A New York estate planning lawyer in your area can answer your specific questions about powers of attorney.
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Video: What Happens if Someone Dies Without a Will?

Length: 01:42
Upload Date: January 19th, 2017
When people die without a will, their estate is distributed according to state law. Each state has its own rules of intestacy and inheritance. Under intestacy laws, most assets go to close family members first. A Bronx estate planning attorney can provide more detailed information about intestacy laws in your state.
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Video: Should I Get a Will or a Trust?

Length: 01:26
Upload Date: January 19th, 2017
Wills and trusts are the most frequently used estate planning tools. A will records your wishes regarding how to divide your property once you pass away. A trust is a legal entity you create to hold your property. You can set up a trust to continue on after you die, or to end at your death, at which time the property passes to your heirs. A New York estate planning lawyer can help you understand which tools make the most sense for you.
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Video: When Should I Start Planning My Estate?

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Upload Date: January 18th, 2017
There is no specific age for starting this process; the right time to begin planning might be right now. No matter your age or circumstances, having an estate plan can reduce stress for you and your loved ones after your death. An experienced New York estate planning attorney in your area can help you decide which tools make the most sense for you.
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Video: How Long Does the Probate Process Take?

Length: 01:22
Upload Date: January 18th, 2017
Probate can take from a few months to several years, depending on the state’s procedural requirements, the size and complexity of the estate, and whether there are complicated legal issues to resolve. If you’re involved with settling an estate, a Brooklyn probate attorney can help you understand your responsibilities.
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Video: What are the Responsibilities of a Trust Beneficiary?

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Upload Date: January 19th, 2017
A trust beneficiary is someone named in a trust who is entitled to benefit from its provisions. Beneficiaries rarely have specific duties. The person or people managing the trust, called trustees, have the bulk of duties and responsibilities for administering the trust. A New York trust administration attorney can help you understand your rights and obligations as a beneficiary.