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.
•Cross […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Personal, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

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 […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FIVE SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL HOME RENOVATION


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 […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SHOULD YOU PURCHASE OR LEASE YOUR NEXT SMART PHONE?

Organizing Your Estate Planning Documents

You took the big step and had your estate planning documents drawn up. Now, where do you keep them and who to give them to?

Many people feel overwhelmed when they sign their estate planning documents, but it is truly a gift to your loved ones knowing that your affairs are in order and your […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Personal, Probate & Trust Administration, Real Estate & Property Law, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning|Comments Off on Organizing Your Estate Planning Documents

Probate – A Smooth Transition

Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in 1789, said “…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Unfortunately, we are all going to face death at some point.  How we prepared for it can make it a lot less traumatic for our family.  While most of […]

Are you owed back RENT?

If you own rental property, you may come across a tenant, for whatever reason that has stopped paying rent.  You may give them the benefit of the doubt, but there may come a time that you need to evict them.  The process for an eviction for non-payment of rent isn’t difficult, but it does […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Personal, Real Estate & Property Law|Comments Off on Are you owed back RENT?

Walk Yourself Slim

Now that the New Year is almost here and the temperatures are finally cooling down, it’s a great time to get outdoors and start walking.
Before starting any exercise program you should check with your physician.
Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay fit. You just need to find […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Health, Personal|Comments Off on Walk Yourself Slim