1. Does a Young Person Need an Estate Plan?

    Many young families shrug off estate planning, and the excuse is always that they are too young for it, not at risk, or can’t afford it. However, many are still troubled with the possibility that they could pass away, leaving behind their dependent spouse or children. While no one expects to die a…Read More

  2. How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Will

    After passing away and the will is approved for probate, your will's executor steps in your shoes. An executor is someone who performs all the legal tasks on your behalf. Legal tasks include property sales, paying creditors, executing lawsuits, asset distribution, and reviewing medical records. An e…Read More

  3. Estate Plans for the Single Parent

    Estate planning is important for everyone, and especially single parents. While estate planning is primarily defined by deciding on asset distribution, single parents have different concerns from married couples. One of their main concerns is usually their children's security. So, if you are a singl…Read More

  4. Why You Need an Estate Plan

    Estate planning is all about protecting your loved ones. While it may be more exciting to devote your time towards planning a vacation or even choosing what to eat for dinner over planning where your assets will go once you are gone, it is crucial for several reasons we will go over in today’s pos…Read More

  5. Estate Planning 101: A Checklist (Part II)

    Welcome to part II of our estate planning checklist. If you haven’t read part I, be sure to check that out and head back here to read the rest. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our estate lawyers at the Law Office of Diron Rutty in the Bronx/NYC area…Read More

  6. Estate Planning 101: A Checklist (Part I)

    Estate planning is an important step to take in order to protect your assets after you die and so you can provide them to the desired party. It also includes who is in charge of handling your responsibilities after you have passed. One of the goals of estate planning is to ensure that beneficiaries …Read More

  7. 3 More Key Elements of a Good Estate Plan

    Life takes planning. It’s important to have a vision of where you are going and make a plan of how you are going to get there. This usually entails little steps, daily, weekly, monthly, and sometimes yearly. In the end, you accomplish what you set out to do. This is how success happens in life —…Read More

  8. 3 Key Elements of a Good Estate Plan

    When you sit down to formulate your will and begin to think about planning for what will happen to your assets once you’re gone, you begin to realize that there are more pieces to this puzzle than meets the eye. A will is a great tool to have; unfortunately, it’s not the only tool in a great est…Read More

  9. Should You DIY Your Will?

    You understand that you need a will. After all, you want to designate who will care for your minor children and your pets and who will get your valuable baseball card collection. You also want to be buried on your property under your favorite maple tree up on the hill with only a simple cross as you…Read More