Lori Murphy

Lori Murphy

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

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5 Estate Planning Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

In your experience, what’s the most costly mistake people make when preparing estate plans, and what can they do to fix them? That’s the question we recently put to attorneys writing on JD Supra....more

2/7/2014 - Beneficiaries Contract Drafting Divorce Estate Planning Estate Tax Legal Perspectives Prenuptial Agreements Probate Revocable Trusts Tax Planning Trusts Wills

3 Year-End Estate Planning Action Items Most People Should Consider (But Usually Don't)

In your experience, what is the one thing people don't do but should, when it comes to year-end estate planning activities? That's the question we put to estate planning experts writing on JD Supra. Here's what we heard...more

12/16/2013 - Beneficiary Designations Estate Planning Legal Perspectives Qualified Charitable Distributions Year-End Planning

Wills, Trusts & Estates Newsletter - November 2013

In This Issue: - 1031 Exchanges with a Twist - Firearms in Estate Planning - Estate Administration 101: What You Need to Know to Effectively Administer an Estate Qualifying as Executor - Excerpt from 1030...more

11/14/2013 - Estate Planning Firearms Section 1031

Firearms in Estate Planning

A little-discussed but important topic in estate planning is whether the client owns firearms of any variety. Although some estate planners view firearms just like all other tangible personal property (household items) owned...more

11/11/2013 - Estate Planning Firearms

Basic Information About Durable General Powers of Attorney

Durable General Power of Attorney – What Is It? The Durable General Power of Attorney is a document executed by an individual with mental capacity (the “principal”) in which he or she nominates an agent (formerly known...more

9/11/2013 - Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Testamentary Capacity

Wills, Trusts & Estates Newsletter - August 2013

In This Issue: - When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water - Estate Tax Revisions - Basic Information About Durable Powers of Attorney - Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act - Per Stirpes Means...more

8/31/2013 - 401k Durable Power of Attorney Estate Tax IRA Per Stirpes Real Estate Transfers Uniform Probate Act

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - May 2013

In This Issue: - Estate Planning for Families - The Benefits of Appointing a Standby Guardian - Meet Our Attorneys - Ronald A. Feuerstein - Excerpt from The Benefits of Appointing A Standby...more

5/7/2013 - Estate Planning Guardians Minors Parenting Plans

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner - Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan - Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond -...more

2/11/2013 - Advance Directives Business Assets Divorce Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Land Titles LLC Portability Separate Accounts Separation Spousal Elective Share Tax Rates Trusts Wills

Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait To Update Your Estate Plan

Many people have the misconception that they cannot update their estate plan or even prepare a new Will if they are separated but not yet divorced from their spouse. This is not true. An estate plan can be updated at any...more

2/4/2013 - Advance Directives Divorce Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Land Titles Separation Spousal Elective Share Trusts Wills

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