Categories for Estate Planning

When Do I Need A Real Estate Attorney?

April 25, 2022

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, you may have many questions such as, "Should I hire a real estate attorney," or, "What does a real estate attorney do?" It’s smart to consider these questions before making any major decisions. Real estate attorneys play a vital role in property transactions. Properties are often major investments, and the contracts can be immensely complex. As such, hiring a real estate lawyer is often advisable. So what does a real estate attorney do? They handle many legal aspects of buying and selling real estate, such as clearing titles and writing the contracts... View Article

Should I Make a Will and an Estate Plan During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

April 18, 2022

Knowing how to make a will or estate plan is not something that comes easy to everyone. The same goes for knowing when to get an attorney for wills and trusts planning. In these rapidly changing times, the importance of meeting with an attorney or estate planner cannot be overstated. These meetings can be held virtually, allowing the client to make plans to sign the necessary documents. The professionals will also be sure to have the documents witnessed and notarized as needed. Let’s take a closer look at all of the different ways that an attorney can help when it comes... View Article

Tips for Smart Estate Planning During the Pandemic

February 16, 2022

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that life is often shorter than we wish it could be. Even people in perfect health have had to think about what would happen if they or another loved one passes before their time. It’s a sad fact of life—but it’s also an opportunity to review your estate planning needs. Estate planning is useful for everyone, whether your assets are worth $10,000 or $10 million. It’s not solely about who gets what when you die. Estate planning also allows you to designate who will care for your finances and... View Article

Tasks an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help With

December 3, 2021

Whether you’re creating your own estate plan or need help moving an estate through probate, working with an estate planning attorney is a great way to get the job done right the first time. Some people are hesitant to hire a lawyer, especially because you can (theoretically) write your own will and manage the probate process on your own. However, a lawyer’s skills and legal expertise are invaluable: They can save you time, money and hassle, especially when you’re dealing with the death of a loved one. Here are some of the most common tasks an estate planning attorney can... View Article

Wills vs. Trusts: What’s the Difference?

July 22, 2021

Estate planning can be complicated, especially if you have a lot of assets. Hiring an estate planning attorney for wills and trusts is usually the best way to guarantee that your property is distributed the way you want, and the tax liability is minimized. When you sit down with an estate planning attorney, one of the first things you’ll decide is what should be placed in trust versus what should be distributed by the will alone. Although the end result is the same—your property will be transferred to your desired beneficiaries—there’s a difference in how that goal is accomplished. Here’s... View Article

Rubén J. Padrón, PA
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