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Pet Estate Planning – What if something happens to you?

Pet Estate Planning with Siegel Law Group

Ready to begin pet estate planning? The Siegel Law Group is prepared to assist your family. Get in touch, and we'll handle the process for you. Maybe not the first thing people think about when they think about estate planning. But for many clients, their pets are a key part of their life and they want to make sure that if something happens, their pets will be properly cared for in the short and longer term. Some of us may remember the Leona Helmsley case from the 1980’s where Ms. Helmsley left...

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What is a Will and When Do You Need One?

When and why you need a written will in Palm Beach County.

Do you have a will written up? Are your affairs in order in case something unfortunate happens? We know these are hard questions to ask yourself, and even more so, hard things to think about. However, they are necessary to ensure your family and your loved ones are always going to be taken care of. Writing a will is an important and necessary part of life, and we want to make sure you understand why that is. What Does a Will Do? A will is a very important legal document that gives instructions on what to do with your possessions after you...

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Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trust: What’s the Difference?

Advantages and disadvantages of revocable vs irrevocable trusts.

Trusts come in two main categories: revocable and irrevocable trusts. Choosing which one is right for you can be one of the most important decisions of your life, but you can’t possibly be expected to make this decision without a proper understanding of what the difference is between the two. That’s why we’ve created this quick guide which compares the difference between the two types of trusts so that you can be confident in your decision as to which one is best for you. What is a Trust? A trust is a financial agreement between three people: the trustor, the trustee,...

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Travel plans? Have an Estate Plan in Place Before Leaving Town

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With the Summer months upon us and children soon to be out of school, families will be traveling and vacationing more frequently. Vacationing is a time we are meant to enjoy ourselves while leaving the stresses of every-day life behind. With that said, the liberty of traveling puts in mind that we need to be cautious and aware of our surroundings in new and unfamiliar places. Transportation accidents, health risks, unexpected weather, crime, emergencies or terrorism are just some factors to consider. We get reminded we are only human and uncertainty awaits us. As an Attorney practicing in estate planning...

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Estate Planning for Pets

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In 2007, American businesswoman Leona Helmsley died, leaving $12 million to her dog via a trust. It made for a funny news story, but behind the humor lies an important question: what happens if you predecease your pet? Roughly 65% of Americans own pets, so it’s an important question. Trusts are the best legal option you have if you would like to have control over how your pet is take care of. To set up a pet trust, you should contact an estate planning attorney. Trusts for Pets Pet trusts can get pretty complicated, but there are seven things you definitely have to decide...

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