Helen Smith

Helen Smith

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

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“Magic” Words To Ensure an Ex-Spouse Remains in Will

Attorneys often encounter situations in which someone makes a will or designates a beneficiary naming their spouse as the heir or beneficiary, separates from their spouse, fails to make changes to their will or beneficiary...more

11/29/2013 - Beneficiary Designations Divorce Estate Planning Separation Surviving Spouse

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Plan to Follow “State of Celebration” Rule

Following the lead of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has announced that it will apply the term “spouses” and “marriages”...more

11/5/2013 - DOL Employee Benefits IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage Tax Benefits U.S. Treasury

Your Advance Directive and Appointment of Health Care Agent – An Important Part Of Your Estate Plan

An Advance Directive and Appointment of Healthcare Agent, or the Advance Directive for short, informs your health care providers as to your wishes regarding your care if you are unable to communicate your own decisions. In...more

9/18/2013 - Agents Estate Planning Healthcare

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