According to an October 2015 Forbes article, Halloween spending was set to top $6.9 BILLION in 2015. That’s a lot of Snickers! While you’re out collecting your booty, there are some basic Halloween Safety Tips* to make it more enjoyable and safe, for adults trick or treating with their kids AND your furry friends.
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The Gift Of Estate Planning

One of the most difficult conversations to have is discussing your final arrangements and preparing your estate planning documents, especially if you are a younger individual. We can all attest to the fact that life is short and we never know what tomorrow will bring. As the saying goes, the only two things that […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Gift Of Estate Planning


House hunting can be a daunting task even under the best of circumstances. Throw into the mix a house that is being where the Seller is an Estate. A little homework, a knowledgeable realtor and an experienced Probate attorney can make for a smooth transaction.

First, know who your seller is. The owner of record […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REAL ESTATE AND PROBATE

Dog Pool Safety Tips

If you own a home with a pool, your dog’s safety should be at the forefront. Each year there are over 40,000 dog deaths due to drowning. Most of us are familiar with the “dog paddle”, however, that is not swimming, but a panic reaction which can quickly exhaust your pup and result in […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dog Pool Safety Tips


Whether your family has outgrown your home’s space or you are just looking to spruce things up, home renovation projects are on the rise. To ensure a successful project, here are five tips you may not know.

You may need a permit

Check with your local building department. Every city has their own rules regarding renovations […]

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Just a few years ago, cell phone carriers offered free phones if you signed up for a 2 year contract. Everybody wants the latest and greatest technology, but at what cost?
The opportunities abound at being able to upgrade, but you need to look at the pricing structure to see what works for you. Most […]

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Protecting Your Identity

With the advent of online shopping, bill paying and the phishing scams, the number of identity theft victims reached 13.1 million in 2013, the second highest level on record, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Close to 100 million additional people have their personal information placed at risk when records maintained in government and […]

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