Estate Planning Considerations for Restauranteurs

Gabriel Katzner - May 11, 2020 - Estate Planning

If you are a restaurant owner, like most business owners, you have many demands on your time, but you should still set aside a few hours to create an estate and business succession plan. If you become ill or pass away, who will run the business? Is there someone else who can make payroll and […]

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You Can’t Easily Disinherit Your Spouse

Gabriel Katzner - April 10, 2020 - Estate Planning

In the U.S., it’s somewhat easy to disinherit family members like siblings, children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren if you’re inclined. But it’s not easy to disinherit your spouse. In most states and the District of Columbia, you can’t intentionally disinherit your spouse unless your spouse agrees to receive nothing from your estate via a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. […]

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How Strong Is a Handwritten Will?

Gabriel Katzner - February 4, 2020 - Wills

When Aretha Franklin passed away in 2018, her family and lawyer initially thought she had died without a will. But earlier this year, three handwritten wills were found in Franklin’s home in Detroit. Two from 2010 were locked in a cabinet and one from 2014 was found hidden under a couch cushion. Franklin’s attorney filed […]

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What if I Refuse an Inheritance?

Gabriel Katzner - November 7, 2019 - Wills

An inheritance might seem like a positive event or a beneficial financial windfall, but there are several circumstances in which declining an inheritance might be a good idea. If you comply with certain requirements, the law does allow you to refuse an inheritance if you choose. This rejection is called a “disclaimer,” and is defined […]

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