PLANNING FOR YOUNG ADULTS AMIDST THE CORONAVIRUS

In older blog posts, I have stressed the importance of creating an estate plan that will best suit your individual and/or family needs.  With all of the craziness and uncertainty brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, this importance has magnified that much more.  689 more words

Assouline & Berlowe

“Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” Yehuda Bauer, on Kristallnacht…

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Daily Meditation

The estate of Theophilus T. Simms.

On 13 January 1855, William Bardin, John G. Barnes, and William W. Barnes agreed to pay Amos Horn, guardian of the minor heirs of T.T. Simms, $225 for the hire of… 204 more words

Wilson County

The last will and testament of Washington Pitts.

On 25 November 1916, Washington Pitts (or Pitt) wrote out his last will and testament:

  • to his aunt Lucinda Pitts, the lot on Vance Street in Wilson on which he then lived, purchased from Earnest Deans and wife and recorded at Deed Book 91, page 37; all his personal property; and any residual money…
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City Of Wilson

Legal Preparedness in the Time of Coronavirus

If you need to draft or revise your Will, or draft or revise your medical directives or Power of Attorney, please contact my law office today (212-222-4175). 18 more words

Estate Planning

Was Edith Jordan under the control of her negroes?

Edith Jordan, widow of Joshua Jordan, lived north of present-day Wilson in what was then Edgecombe County. Her 1835 estate file contains a remarkable set of depositions attesting to Jordan’s state of mind at the time she wrote her will. 1,507 more words

Slavery

The last will and testament of Nathan Hines.

Nathan Hines made out his will just three weeks before his death.

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In the 1870 census of Cokey township, Edgecombe County: Nathan Hines, 22, farm laborer; wife Maria, 22; and George, 80, and Morning Hines, 65. 258 more words

City Of Wilson