Author: Patricia Malley

Estate Administration During a Pandemic

Malley 8.6-01This month we will continue the discussion regarding our professional experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In my previous post, I addressed how our attorneys have continued working with clients to prepare and execute estate plans.  While our attorneys have …

Estate Planning During a Pandemic

Malley 7.2-01As Tiffany mentioned in her introductory post, during the summer months we will be addressing our recent professional experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Private Client Group has remained busy during these unprecedented times. From the estate planning side, …

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Patricia - Belnded FamiliesWe have all heard the “fact” that 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. While that “fact” may be fiction, and the actual divorce rate is seemingly less, the reality is that more marriages do end in …

Estate Planning After Divorce

patricia 2The termination of a marriage by divorce can be devastating.  While some may breathe a sigh of relief once the divorce decree is issued, others may mourn what they consider to be a tremendous loss.  Regardless of how someone approaches …

My Marriage Turned Rocky . . . Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

patricia 2After being married to your spouse for over twenty-five years, things have become a bit rocky in your relationship.  You and your spouse have two adult children and have decided, at least for now, to remain married.  However, you have …

Requirements of a Will in Form and Execution

MalleyEditors’ Note: Starting in March, Beyond the Will will focus on one broad topic each month. Each week, a different author will post a new insight on the matter. Our posts in March will investigate the grounds for challenging a

Completing the Probate Process

patricia-01This post continues the discussion of the general probate process.  My most recent post addressed notice to interested parties in connection with probating a will and/or obtaining the appointment of a personal representative of a decedent’s estate.

Once the Probate …