Probate & Estate Planning

Even a pandemic does not halt a hunt for deals. This Black Friday, November 27, shoppers are in a race to grab deals – except this time, mostly virtually, and the internet is keeping up with frequent updates. Next Tuesday, our communities will be in a frenzy again – this time to give – to charities that seek donations on Giving Tuesday, December 1. Just in case anyone is excited about a “sticker…
For many, 2020 probably marks a year of greater trials and tribulations than most in recent history. It is also a year that has brought us together, as a community, standing together and supporting each other. 2020 is making history – not merely with the horrors accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, but with showing the widespread compassion, unity, and a grand recognition of humanity. For that, we are grateful. A note to our clients, friends, and…
Are attorney fees in California probate based on the gross or net estate is a question I am often asked. The law is clear that it is the gross assets.  Let’s dive into this deeper though as attorney fees in probate should be understood if you are dealing with a California probate case. Please remember I have a probate fee calculator on my website to help you estimate what the attorney fee and the executor…
Royal Law Firm PLLC November 27, 2020 , 12:08 pm , , , All Your Basis Are Belong to What You Paid (Mostly): A Quick View on Basis and Donations Even a pandemic does not halt a hunt for deals. This Black Friday, November 27, shoppers are in a race to grab deals – except this time, mostly virtually, and the internet is keeping up with frequent updates.…
Royal Law Firm PLLC November 26, 2020 , 1:16 pm , Gratitude in a Time of Distress For many, 2020 probably marks a year of greater trials and tribulations than most in recent history. It is also a year that has brought us together, as a community of support.   2020 is making history – not merely with the horrors accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, but with showing the widespread compassion, unity, and a grand…
Executor commission comes out of the gross estate, not out of the net estate in New York. If you want to know how much an executor gets paid in NY, here are the commission percentages: 5% of the first $100,000 4% of the next $200,000 3% the next $700,000 2.5% of the next $4 Million […] The post Does Executor Commission Come Out of the Gross Estate? appeared first on New York City Estate Lawyer
After the death of a decedent, a proceeding may be commenced to probate a Last Will and Testament.  Probate proceedings are filed in Surrogate’s Court in the county where the decedent resided. Various individuals may want to contest the Will.  Most commonly, objectants are the decedent’s distributees or next of kin who feel that the Will is invalid for one reason or another.  Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Section 1410 entitled “Who may file…
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Steven Mignogna, Donald Craig, Anthony La Ratta and Tara Zane will present a webinar with the Camden County Bar Association on important trends in estate litigation.  This is the 19th annual year for this program.   Provider: Camden County Bar Association Speakers: Donald Craig, Esq.– Archer & GreinerAnthony LaRatta Esq.– Archer & GreinerSteven Mignogna Esq.– Archer & GreinerTara Zane, Esq. – Archer & Greiner…