WELCOME TO DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS' BLOG

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9th Jul 2009

WELCOME!!! This is my first blog on blogger.com; and as an Estate Planning attorney, I will be writing about Estate Planning, Trusts, and Wills each week. My task will be to present important topics in the law of Estate Planning, … more

What is an Estate?

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6th Jul 2009

WHAT IS AN ESTATE? AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY ESTATE?Your estate is simply ALL OF YOUR ASSETS. Your assets include assets which are held in your name alone, or jointly with other persons, such as your spouse. The assets … more

WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?

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WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?ESTATE PLANNING IS THE WAY A PERSON PLANS THE DISPOSITION OF THEIR PROPERTY AND ASSETS WHEN THEY DIE.Estate Planning helps people eliminate uncertainities of what will happen to their assets and property by the establishment of a … more

WHY THE 1ST OF YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO CREATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN

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5th Jul 2009

WHY THE 1ST OF THE YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO CREATE YOUR ESTATE PLANOne of the key parts to the creation of an estate plan is pulling together an asset list. In January, most people will receive “end of … more