Prince’s Estate Was $300 Million … What Could Go Wrong?

Prince’s Estate Was $300 Million … What Could Go Wrong?

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez. When rock and roll legend Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply as Prince, died suddenly in April of 2016, his fans were filled with questions. Today, years later, all his heirs are asking questions. But it’s no longer, “What happened?” It’s “What WILL happen” … to the estimated one to […]

Tiger King, Estate Poor

Tiger King, Estate Poor

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez Have you seen the Netflix “Tiger King” series? During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people stuck at home in quarantine, this series went viral, being watched by over 64 million households. The show focuses on infamous zookeeper, “Joe Exotic.” But the third episode, titled “The Secret” really […]

The Queen of Salsa’s Estate Plan … Complicated By Mr. Knight

The Queen of Salsa’s Estate Plan … Complicated By Mr. Knight

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez Celia Cruz was a Cuban American salsa singer who became a legendary icon of the Latin Music world. She was known as The Queen of Salsa – a title well deserved, because her style and music definitely reigned supreme. She was famous for her vibrant voice, flamboyant costumes, brightly […]

Was Aretha Franklin’s Will Found in The Sofa Cushions?

Was Aretha Franklin’s Will Found in The Sofa Cushions?

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. Her tunes were not just harmonically excellent, but the lyrics were inspiring, uplifting and absolutely empowering. Remember, Aretha hit big in the post Civil Rights era. So, in my eyes she was iconic on so many levels. Aretha passed away […]

What Are Advance Health Care Directives?

What Are Advance Health Care Directives?

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez When we start thinking of Estate Planning, we consider documents such as Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney. However, people frequently overlook a set of documents which, in my opinion, are the most critical in an Estate Plan: the Advance Health Care Directives. And because they are so important, […]

Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez If you have reached a time in life when you are planning for the future, you have most likely have come across two of the most commonly known Estate Planning tools: A Last Will And Testament and A Revocable Living Trust. Both documents provide instructions on how your assets […]

Creating a Trust: What You Need to Know

Creating a Trust: What You Need to Know

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez You have probably heard some common myths about Trusts: “A Trust is only for wealthy people,” or “I don’t have a great deal of assets, so why do I need a Trust?” Others may think “I already have a Will, isn’t that enough?” or “A Trust is too expensive.” […]

Points to Consider Regarding a Will

Points to Consider Regarding a Will

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez This may be the most myth-dispelling article you will ever read on the topic of Estate Planning. That’s because Wills are the Estate Planning tool with which most people are familiar. And people also believe Wills are sufficient for their needs. In fact, most clients call our office asking […]

What is Guardianship?

What is Guardianship?

by Estate Planning Attorney Nydia Menendez When people hear the word “Guardianship”, they tend to think of someone taking care of a minor child. However, Guardianship also comes into play when someone over 18 years old is alive but does not have capacity to care for themselves or manage their affairs. The incapacitated person, who […]