Probate & Estate Planning

For many couples, estate planning in a first marriage can stressful and difficult to plan out. However, in the event of a second marriage, the process becomes even more difficult. While in a first marriage both spouses generally have the same goals, a second marriage can produce differing goals on inheritances, financial planning, long-term care, and much more. Because of these factors, it is extremely important couples not only discuss their estate planning ideas with…
06.18.2019 Annual RPTE National CLE Conference Archer & Greiner’s Anthony La Ratta, Esq. spoke on the topic of “LITIGATION, ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE GROUP: Another Boston Tea Party? Navigating Family Law Issues in Trust and Estate Litigation“, at the 31st Annual RPTE National CLE Conference in Boston , Ma., on May 9, 2019. This two-day conference features some of the nation’s leading experts and discusses the latest developments in real estate and trust and estate…
06.17.2019 Melissa Osorio Dibble Installed as 2nd Vice President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey Archer attorney Melissa Osorio Dibble has been installed as 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey (EFPCSNJ). Ms. Dibble was sworn in at the Council’s Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 13 at T́ir Na Nóg in Cherry Hill. Ms. Dibble previously…
What is elder law? It is a branch of law that has developed as life expectancies have increased. An elder law attorney works to serve the needs of elderly persons. They may also represent those with disabilities and their families. Many caregivers already know that elder law covers a wide array of legal and financial client issues. A skilled elder law attorney assists clients to ensure the welfare and rights of seniors and their family…
The power of attorney for property in Illinois is a versatile and powerful document.  There are two main functions it serves for our clients at Lauren Jackson Law.  Not only is it used in all of our Estate Planning packages, but we also use it for our real estate clients who are selling property.  If I am drafting your estate plan, a power of attorney for property is strongly recommended and will be included.  This…
How To Prepare For The Retirement Years   Ages 25, 30, 35, 40 – save more spend less Save as much as possible on a pre-tax or tax-advantaged basis (Why think about retirement at these young ages?  Because, with a little luck, you’ll be old someday) Age 50 – increase savings in retirement plan by the catchup amount Age 59 ½ – you can withdraw money from your retirement account without penalty.  But unless you…