In honor of Earth Day: Can an estate plan be paperless?

    Can an estate plan be paperless? In typical lawyerly fashion, the answer is it depends. Of course the less paper the better! But to ensure your family has a smooth transition in case of your incapacity or disability, “paper-lite” might be a better approach than purely “paperless”. We are not quite there technologically to electronically sign—-and more importantly, Continue Reading →

In honor of Earth Day: Can an estate plan be paperless?

In typical lawyerly fashion, the answer is it depends. Of course the less paper the better! But to ensure your family has a smooth transition in case of your incapacity or disability, “paper-lite” might be a better approach than purely “paperless.” We are not quite there technologically to electronically sign—and more importantly, to rely on the widespread acceptance of an Continue Reading →

7 Tips we can learn from Nelson Mandela’s will

It was announced today that Nelson Mandela’s estate is valued at $4.1 million, excluding royalties and potentially other sources, to be split among his family, members of his staff, schools he attended, and the African National Congress, the movement with which he was intimately involved for decades and which now rules post-apartheid South Africa. How do we know that Mandela’s Continue Reading →