It is not uncommon for people to feel confused when they are asked if they have a living will. Though many understand that a will specifies their final requests and bequests, living wills are different. It is essential to understand the differences between wills and living wills, especially for people who are interested in estateRead More »
During this time of social distancing, estate planners have had to get creative about how to manage the execution of estate planning documents while keeping safe. Like many other states, Pennsylvania has adjusted regulations regarding some aspects of document execution. One notable example is the expansion of remote online notarization. What is Remote Online Notarization?Read More »
It is always a good time to start planning for your future. Estate planning is an important process that allows you to make preemptive, thoughtful decisions regarding your assets and health care. By making your intentions clear with legally-binding estate planning documents, your loved ones have peace of mind knowing your wishes are respected ifRead More »
This week on the Great Estate Podcast, our host, Christopher Brown from Eckell Sparks, discusses complex issues in estate planning, specifically state administration. Estate planning can be incredibly challenging and needs a skilled litigator to ensure the process is done correctly. Handling your wills, trusts, and estates on your own can cause issues that mayRead More »
Until recently, most Americans viewed estate planning as something to think about down the road. The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, has altered that view for many. Law firms and financial planners are reporting a significant increase in the number of clients seeking advice about wills and advance directives. ThereRead More »
The 4th episode of the Great Estate podcast is back with, Delco Death Doula. On this episode, Attorney Christopher M. Brown sits down with Gabriella H. Grosso Esq. to discuss the legal and moral aspects of death and dying. Gabriella is a certified death midwife who helps facilitate the death transition and ensures it isRead More »
In this 3rd episode of the Great Estate Podcast, Attorney Christopher M. Brown is joined by Daniel R. Coleman from the Eckell Sparks wills, trusts and estates legal team to discuss notaries and estate planning. This pandemic has caused many people to stress about estate planning and assigning power of attorney, specifically healthcare agents. WhetherRead More »
Christopher M. Brown, Esq. is featured on the Great Estate Podcast with a new episode: Don’t Assume. Listen to the April 17, 2020 episode here. For more information, contact a Media estate planning lawyer at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. for help with all your estate planning needs. Call us today at 610-565-3701 or complete our online form. LocatedRead More »
Christopher M. Brown, Esq. has returned to podcasting with a new episode on wills, trusts, and estates. Christopher shares his knowledge on preparing a will, updating a living will, and the role of power of attorney. The ongoing COVID-19 quarantine is a great time to contact an attorney to set up or update a will.Read More »
WILLS, TRUSTS, ELDER LAW AND OTHER THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER It is obviously important for you, and your family, to know that there are many estate planning choices and tools that are available to you and your family, and that there are limitations to most of them: A Will does not control some very significant assetsRead More »
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