Category: YourLawyers4Life

Talking To Your Family About Your Estate Plan

Many clients finish planning their estate with me and then ask me what they should tell and to whom. As you might expect, the answer depends on where the client is in life and on the specific life circumstances for which we've planned. Families With Minor Children For families with minor children, I urge parents[...]

Hey – Check Me OUT! – I’m a Faculty Member at Solo Practice University

The Solo Practice University just announced their newest member of the faculty and it turns's me! Yup, here's the substantive copy: Victor Medina is the managing partner of a small law firm run entirely on Mac computers and Apple products. He will teach a course entitled “Macs In the Law Office” at Solo Practice[...]

Jersey Estate Planning Blog Featured in Regional Business Journal

I was recently featured in an article about blogging and got the opportunity to discuss this blog. You can read the story here at the Princeton Business Journal. Posted by Victor J. Medina - Medina, Martinez & Castroll, LLC[...]

Making a Will

If you're thinking about making a will, here are few things that you should think about before drafting the will (or having an attorney help you think about these things and draft the will for you): 1.  What assets will you be putting in the will? Take an inventory of your significant assets.  These should[...]

Living Trusts – A Primer

Many clients come into the office saying that they need "a living trust" - often without a good understanding of what they are and when there are used. Here is a brief primer on living trusts for the uninitiated. 1) What is a living trust? Well, breaking it down, a trust is simply an arrangement[...]

Top Tips for Selecting an Estate Planner

Having practiced in this area for a while, here are some practical tips for selecting an estate planner. I promise that this is not a thinly-veiled way of describing my practice. Although we have many of these qualities, I believe that these tips have universal value. 1. Select an attorney who is an excellent listener.[...]

Ten Estate Planning Tips to Start 2007 on the Right Foot

The NC Estate Planning Blog, has a good list of 10 things you should do in 2007.  I've tweaked them a bit here, but all of the credit goes to them for the post. Here are 10 things you can do in 2007 to keep your estate planning on the right track. 1)    Last[...]

First Post

Here begins a blog for Jersey Estate Planning.  This blog is maintained by the law offices of Medina, Martinez & Castroll, LLC, located in Pennington, New Jersey.  For contact information, go to our website and fill out the contact form.  We will contact you within one business day.  For faster service, call us. Lots more[...]