Tom's Retirement

Tom’s Retirement

Tom’s retirement. What does an estate planning lawyer learn from advising others about his own retirement planning? Tom Curti, founding partner of Fleming & Curti, PLC, retired just one year ago. At the time Tom was a 44-year lawyer. The Fleming & Curti partnership had been in place for more than a quarter century. For…

Agents who become incapable

Agents Who Become Incapable

You completed your estate planning, signing a will, and maybe even a trust. At the same time you signed a durable financial power of attorney, and a health care power of attorney. You planned for the possibility that you become incapacitated or die. But what happens about agents who become incapable of handling your affairs…

Gun trusts

Gun Trusts: Do You Need One?

We occasionally get asked about “gun trusts.” Does everyone who owns a firearm need to think about setting up a gun trust? Or is this something only gun dealers need to worry about? For most casual firearm owners, there’s no need to worry about a separate trust to handle guns. But join us for our…

Springing vs. Surviving Power of Attorney

Springing vs. Surviving Power of Attorney

Springing vs. surviving durable financial powers of attorney: what’s the difference? Which is better? A “springing” power of attorney becomes effective only when the signer becomes incapacitated — lawyers talk about it “springing” into existence. A “surviving” power is immediately effective, and survives even if the signer later becomes incapacitated. Which do you prefer? Join…