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Daniel A. Timins, Esq., CFP®
Owner, Law Offices of Daniel Timins

Daniel A. Timins is an estate planning and elder law attorney, as well as a Certified Financial Planner®. He specializes in Estate Planning, Surrogate’s Court proceedings, Real Estate Law, Commercial Law and Medicaid Planning. He is a graduate of Pace Law School.

Phone: 212.683.3560 | Website: www.timinslaw.com | Email: dan@timinslaw.com | Blog: www.nyestateblog.wordpress.com

The (Only) 3 Reasons You Should Have an Irrevocable Trust
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The (Only) 3 Reasons You Should Have an Irrevocable Trust

Should you really agree to give up control of your assets? There are some good reasons to get this type of trust, but there are some major drawbacks a…
July 27, 2020
12 Different Times When You Should Update Your Will
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12 Different Times When You Should Update Your Will

I can’t tell you how often I meet with clients who tell me they have been meaning to update their wills for years but never got around to doing it.
May 26, 2020
Four Ways to Disinherit Family Members
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Four Ways to Disinherit Family Members

If you don't want your deadbeat brother or even an estranged spouse inheriting your estate, you have to tread carefully.
November 13, 2019
Estate Planning 101: 5 Lessons for New Parents
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Estate Planning 101: 5 Lessons for New Parents

You've prepared the nursery, stocked up on diapers and even sent your baby shower thank-you notes. Now it's time to check a big one off your to-do lis…
August 6, 2018
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5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away
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5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away

You might not be thinking about the practical tasks that need to be accomplished as soon as possible, but these steps are critical to safeguard an est…
April 17, 2018
How to Perform the Duties of Executor of an Estate
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How to Perform the Duties of Executor of an Estate

If you have been named executor in a will, you have quite a bit of work ahead of you. Here is how probate works, plus tips to get the job done right.
December 21, 2017
7 Tips on Choosing the Right Executor for Your Will
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7 Tips on Choosing the Right Executor for Your Will

It’s an important question: Who can be trusted to take care of your estate when you’re gone?
October 17, 2017
7 Tips for Choosing the Right Executor
retirement

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Executor

What traits make for a good executor, and who by default is unable to serve?
August 8, 2017
5 Avoidable Mistakes in the Will You Write
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5 Avoidable Mistakes in the Will You Write

Do-it-yourselfers need to be careful not to trip over these common hurdles as they craft their own last will and testament.
July 5, 2017
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5 Types of People You Should Gift to Using Your Will
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5 Types of People You Should Gift to Using Your Will

A "testamentary trust" created by your will gives your assets, and the vulnerable people you want them to go to, added protections.
March 30, 2017
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5 Ways NOT to Gift to Children … and 5 Better Ideas
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5 Ways NOT to Gift to Children … and 5 Better Ideas

Parents who mean well sometimes put their children in a position to blow it.
February 16, 2017
Who Should You (Not) Leave Your IRA To?
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Who Should You (Not) Leave Your IRA To?

Based on tax treatment and required minimum distribution rules, these are the three best and four worst beneficiaries to name for your individual reti…
August 15, 2016
5 Simple Steps to Decrease Your Estate Costs
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5 Simple Steps to Decrease Your Estate Costs

When executed properly, estate planning can minimize legal fees, decrease taxes and lower administrative expenses.
July 13, 2016
How to Protect Your Family's Assets from an Ex-In-Law
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How to Protect Your Family's Assets from an Ex-In-Law

Both a prenuptial agreement and a family trust can keep your wealth from going to your children's potential ex-spouses.
June 22, 2016
Maybe You Don't Need a Will
retirement

Maybe You Don't Need a Will

You can use simpler and more private methods to leave certain assets to your loved ones after you die.
June 10, 2016
Why Guaranteed Income for Life Doesn't Always Offer the Best Retirement Options
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Why Guaranteed Income for Life Doesn't Always Offer the Best Retirement Options

Focusing on accumulating assets may give you opportunities to benefit from government tax incentives and programs, and to transfer wealth to loved one…
May 31, 2016
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Preserve Your Family Wealth With Medicaid Planning
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Preserve Your Family Wealth With Medicaid Planning

Even if you are eligible, you shouldn't rush into applying for coverage. Here are five scenarios to consider in your planning.
April 26, 2016