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What Every New Parent Needs to Know About Estate Planning September 18, 2018

What Every New Parent Needs to Know About Estate Planning   While it may seem daunting, estate planning provides for the financial well-being and care of your children should you be unable to. There are several considerations to make as you begin this crucial process. As you set up a will you will need to …[Read More]

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DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) September 15, 2018

DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) What effect does the loss of members have on a tenant association that is statutorily required to represent at least a majority of the tenants? Summary: In an accommodation with five or more units, only the tenant organization has the right to purchase when the Owner of that …[Read More]

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10 Things You Should Know About Writing Your Last Will September 14, 2018

Writing a last will and testament isn’t the most pleasant of tasks. After all, by doing so you’re not only acknowledging your own inevitable demise but actively planning for it. That might explain why so many adults avoid this cornerstone of estate planning. According to an AARP survey, 2 out of 5 Americans over the age …[Read More]

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What Is A District of Columbia Last Will? September 13, 2018

A District of Columbia last will and testament is a testamentary document that provides a set of instructions, to both your family and to the District of Columbia probate court, on how you’d like your District of Columbia estate to be handled. Most District of Columbia last will provide clear instructions on how the testator, …[Read More]

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What Kind of Things Can A District of Columbia Financial Power of Attorney Do? September 13, 2018

With a well written District of Columbia financial power of attorney, your financial agent is typically authorized to manage your financial affairs, including power to buy and sell and lease real property, tangible personal property, stocks and bonds, to trade commodities, operation of a business or other entity and governance over your bank accounts and …[Read More]

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The Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed. What You Can Learn From Her Estate. September 13, 2018

Tragically, the Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, passed last week without a valid last will and testament likely sowing the seeds for confusion on how her reported 88 million dollar estate will be settled. While the laws of intestate succession in that state of Michigan, where Franklin died, state that the singer’s four children will …[Read More]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Living Revocable Trust September 1, 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Living Revocable Trust What is a living revocable trust? A living revocable trust is a trust created during the lifetime of the grantor. Under this instrument, the grantor acts as the trustee during their lifetime and retains complete control over the corpus of the trust. While the grantor …[Read More]

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Selecting a Good Probate Lawyer June 28, 2018

At Antonoplos & Associates, we understand the demands of having to select a good probate lawyer when a loved one passes away.  We recognize that the passing of a close friend or loved one is a challenging time for you and we do our best to make probate administration as straight forward as possible. Having …[Read More]

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Why Do I Need a Last Will and Testament in the District of Columbia June 18, 2018

Creating a District of Columbia last will and testament is the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. Your District of Columbia last will gives you the power to decide how you would like your most precious assets to be distributed. In the District of Columbia, if you …[Read More]

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What is a District of Columbia Simple Will? June 18, 2018

A District of Columbia Simple will is a testamentary document that provides a set of instructions, to both your family and to the District of Columbia probate court, on how you would like your District of Columbia estate to be handled. Most District of Columbia simple wills provide clear instructions on how the testator, the …[Read More]

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