Estate Planning-When is it Urgent?

February 25, 2021

Estate planning is important but not typically urgent until something happens, in which case it’s often too late.  Within the last week, I have seen two such…

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The difference between a DNR & Living Will

February 5, 2021

People often misunderstand the difference between a DNR order and a Living Will. Those in good health and just starting retirement often tell me they want a DNR. In nearly all…

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Does Having a Trust Prevent a Future Probate?

January 21, 2021

A key reason many want a revocable living trust is to avoid probate, the often cumbersome and sometime expensive legal process to retitle a deceased’s assets.  I…

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 19-25, 2020

October 22, 2020

This week is Estate Planning Awareness Week! No.  You don’t need to go to Hallmark to get a card.   However, once you have set up your…

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COVID-19 Response from the Law Office of David I. Karp, PLLC

March 23, 2020

Our office will be following best practices regarding self-quarantines during the COVID-19 outbreak: We are open during normal business hours and are scheduling virtual meetings for clients who prefer…

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

April 10, 2018

My son Corey is performing in the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The show is at the Berger Performance Arts…

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Stan Morris—rest in peace

November 15, 2017

I recently attended a funeral.  Stan Morris passed away suddenly on October 10, 2017 from complications arising out of a skydiving accident.  He was only sixty. I…

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Don’t Let This Happen to You

November 6, 2017

People often think of estate planning as having documents, but this assumption misses a key point. It doesn’t matter if you have estate planning documents. It matters…

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We Are So Blessed

October 23, 2017

We are so fortunate to have such wonderful clients. Recently we received a call from a mother and son. The mother was having surgery in the near…

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It’s Never Too Late…

September 25, 2017

…to get remarried.  Whenever I meet with a couple to discuss their estate planning, we nearly always discuss Elaine (your husband’s next wife).  Would it be a…

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Be Careful of Scams

September 20, 2017

Many people have recently received phone calls and messages from various scam artists. There’s the call from someone claiming to be an officer from the Internal Revenue…

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Estate Planning Is Important, Not Urgent—An Update on My Dad

April 25, 2017

I have often said that estate planning is important, but is not urgent—at least until it’s too late. We often take much for granted, especially our health.…

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