Four Reasons to Consider Setting up a Trust

July 2, 2021 | Estate Planning

Estate planning is something many people have heard about but don’t completely understand. It’s more than just drafting a will. There are additional ways to protect your estate and give you more flexibility with...

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Basics of Drafting a Last Will and Testament in New York

June 22, 2021 | Estate Planning

Whenever I begin to draft a last will and testament, I pay special attention to the strict rules that must be followed so the Surrogate’s Court can recognize it. Failing to adhere to these...

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Is a Handwritten Will Valid in New York?

May 28, 2021 | Estate Planning

Like many trusts and estates lawyers, I perform a “ceremony” at the time of a will signing. I gather witnesses together with the client in the same room and then ask the client several...

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What is an Ancillary Probate Proceeding and How Does it Work in NY?

May 28, 2021 | Probate

What is an Ancillary Probate Proceeding? According to New York State law, ancillary probate may be used when a non-domiciliary decedent owns real and/or personal property which needs to be administered in this state...

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What Is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

May 27, 2021 | Estate Planning

Many people have heard of wills and trusts, but they might not be aware of the differences between these two useful estate planning tools. A knowledgeable estate planning lawyer can discuss wills, trusts, and...

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6 Reasons Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

May 13, 2021 | Estate Planning

While it might be difficult for some of us to consider our own mortality, it’s crucial to plan for what should happen to our assets when we pass away. Creating an estate plan is...

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Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP Launches New Manhattan Real Estate & Estate Planning Law Firm Website

April 28, 2021 | Firm News & Updates

Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative new website. The updated site connects people with top-rated Manhattan, NY real estate and estate planning lawyers and provides answers to...

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So, You’re Getting Divorced? What You Need to Do About Your Estate Plan By: Jordan

October 27, 2020 | Estate Planning

It’s an understatement to say that divorce is a life changing event. Clearly, there are obvious legal challenges which are typically handled through your matrimonial attorney. You might have consulted with a real estate...

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Why New York Will Rise Again

September 28, 2020 | Real Estate

New York city will rise again because there is no place like NYC. The pessimists say that the city will never come back. However, one thing the pessimists fail to consider is how much...

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Clues to The Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market

September 28, 2020 | Real Estate

Location is an incredibly important factor for buyers when considering their dream home. People tend to value close proximities to their offices, their children’s school, and to their respective social circles. This ultimately means...

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