Post

Mistakes Executors Make

Executors are bound by a bewildering array of responsibilities and duties. There is no official training manual, at least not one designed for the public, and they are often challenged by the conflicting demands of the job. Here are some common pitfalls that executors should avoid. Failing to read, understand and follow the terms of...

Post

Guardianship- Different Strokes for Different Folks

Generally speaking, guardianship is a legal relationship, authorized by a Court, under which one person, the “guardian,” has the right and duty to care for another, the “ward,” and/or their property. In New York, there are three (3) different types of guardianship proceedings, each suited to a different set of circumstances. Article 17 of the...

Post

Spring Cleaning Time to Review and Renew

Tax season is over! Spring has FINALLY sprung! It’s time to “review and renew.” Each spring, we at Berwitz & DiTata LLP encourage our clients, friends and “would be” friends to focus on estate planning, refresh those resolutions and stop pro-crastinating. We call it our annual “Review and Renew” program. If you have never created...