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How Do I Sign Estate Planning Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Many clients are anxious to execute Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Many law firms have, in fact, seen an upswing in their Estate Planning business.  Some clients have no documents.  Some clients merely want to update one or more documents.  The problem is in signing…

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Do You Have a Will? Is Your Will Up-To-Date?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA During this time of uncertainty it is more important than ever to have a Will and that it be current.  A 2019 survey by Caring.com found that most people believe that having a Will is important, but only 40% have gotten around to doing one.  Procrastination is easy, but proper…

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POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA             This is the second in series of articles addressing post-settlement issues originally published in The Barrister in April of 2020. [Part 1 can be found here.] Litigation Trusts             There are generally two types of trusts used in connection with personal injury recoveries including wrongful death cases. Special Needs…

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Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date? Now is the Time to Make Sure It Is

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Unfortunately, the nation’s attention is focused on COVID-19.  This is something we have never experienced before. This is a good time to be sure that your Estate Planning documents are current.  Everyone over the age of 18 should have certain basic documents.  Depending on one’s situation and goals, it is possible to…

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