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Wills & Estates

It is important to provide for your loved ones in the event of your death. Who will act as guardian for your children? Who will receive your hard earned property and assets? The firm has advised clients and prepared documents to answer these and many other questions in the area of Wills and Estate Planning. Some areas of Wills & Estate Planning includes the following:

  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Estate Tax Advice
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Pour Over Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Transferring Assets
  • Trust
  • Wills

Constantly changing tax laws and estate laws make it important that an attorney review each individuals' situation to identify the best way to provide direction for others should a person become incapacitated or die.

The death of a loved one can cause tremendous sadness and stress, especially when legal and tax issues involving the opening and wrapping up of an estate are involved. The firm can handle the legal aspects of administering your loved one's estate so you can work through the grieving process without the headache of figuring out what to write on Register of Wills or tax form.

Estates & Probate Law involves the following:

  • Closing Out the Estate
  • Creditors
  • Distribution of Assets to Beneficiaries
  • Estate Income Taxes
  • Estate Taxes
  • Final Accounting
  • First Accounting
  • Harnessing or Finding the Assets
  • Inventory of Assets
  • Probate Will
  • Register of Wills
  • Waivers

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  • Sheridan v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 100 F.3d 1061 (3rd Cir. 1996) (en banc) (Plaintiff's jury verdict and the "pretext only" paradigm for proof of intentional discrimination established).
  • Hawkins v. Division of State Police, et al., C.A. No. 99-297-SLR (Religious discrimination case which successfully obtained an offer of judgment and caused the State to stop using the MMPI-1.
  • Miller v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., C. A. No. 01-827-JJF (D.Del. 2003) (Race Discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Panaro v. J.C. Penny, Inc., C.A. 01C-02-010 JOH, 2002 WL 130692 (Del. Super. 2002)(In a personal injury case, admission into evidence of direct examination of deceased deponent/plaintiff does not.
  • Price, et al. v. L. Aaron Chaffinch, et al., C.A. No. 04-956-GMS, 2006 WL 1313178 (D.Del. 2006) (First Amendment Retaliation, Petitions Clause and Defamation Claims survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Reyes v. Freebery, 141 Fed. Appx. 49 (3d Cir. 2005) (per curiam) remanding to District Court to explain its restrictions on the public's right to access to judicial records and counsel's First Amendment.
  • Underwood v. Sear Roebuck and Co., 343 F.Supp.2d 259 (D.Del. 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Shotzberger v. State of Delaware Dept. Of Correction, 2004 WL 758354 (D.Del. Jan. 30, 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgement).
  • Stull v. Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A., 2003 WL 21481016 (Del. Super. Febr. 28, 2003) (Effect of Delaware accord and satisfaction law on a contract for legal services).
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