When it comes to estate planning in New York, there are several documents that are essential to ensure that your wishes are carried out if you become incapacitated or pass away. A basic estate plan should include a will, a durable power of attorney, a health care proxy, and a living will.
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Choosing the Right Document for Estate Planning in New York: Understanding the Difference Between Wills and Trusts
A will and a trust are two of the most important documents a person can create to ensure their assets are distributed according to their wishes after death. In New York, these two documents have different rules and requirements. Knowing the differences between the two can help you make the best decision for your estate planning needs.
We're approaching the holiday season and the end of another year. If you're like most people, you probably have several goals to get off your to-do list before the new year. While you're putting in the effort to achieve your end-of-year objectives, how about you consider investing in your estate plan? Your estate plan protects the financial future of your family and loved ones when you're no longer here. As the year comes to an end, here are five things you should consider ticking off your estate planning checklist:
When purchasing real estate in a community with a homeowner’s association (“HOA”), the buyer must assess these fees in estimating the cost of maintaining their property. Such a fee does not exist for single-family homes outside such communities. The HOA fee is mandatory. Once you acquire the property in the homeowner’s association, you are automatically a member of the association and subject to the HOA fee and/or assessments.
Buying a co-op in New York City can be a daunting experience. However, if you are prepared and understand the process, it can alleviate some of the anxiety often associated with purchasing a co-op. There are a few things to keep in mind, depending on whether you are a buyer or a seller of a co-op.