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DC Court of Appeals Recognizes “Equitable Adoption”. Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
DC Court of Appeals Recognizes “Equitable Adoption”. April 4, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the District of Columbia joined the majority of states which recognize the doctrine of equitable adoption. The doctrine of equitable adoption acknowledges a parent-child relationship in the absence of formal adoption or blood relation.

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Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples March 25, 2019

Estate planning for same sex couples may often seem complex or confusing. Whether you are, married or not, you may find the process difficult to understand.

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Funding Your Revocable Trust: Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Funding Your Revocable Trust: February 19, 2019

Following the execution of your estate plan documents, the final step of the estate planning process is the orderly transfer of the client’s assets into his or her brand new revocable living trust.

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Guide To Updating Your Estate Plan Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Guide To Updating Your Estate Plan February 1, 2019

Ideally, an estate plan, including the documents, titling of assets, and beneficiary designations, should be reviewed annually.

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Debunking some common misconceptions about District of Columbia Inheritance Law Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Debunking some common misconceptions about District of Columbia Inheritance Law January 21, 2019

In District of Columbia doesn’t your spouse get everything if you pass? One of the most common misconceptions about the District of Columbia inheritance laws that cause people to put off making a will is the assumption their spouse will automatically inherit everything if they pass. In reality, it doesn’t work that way. Who get… Read more »

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Guide To Living Wills Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Guide To Living Wills January 19, 2019

A living will is written legal document that indicates your desire to withhold or withdraw certain medical care based on your health circumstances. Most states provide that the living will be in a form like the following:

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Estate Planning For Families With Young Children Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Estate Planning For Families With Young Children January 7, 2019

Estate Planning for Families With Young Children Many families with young children put off estate planning. If asked, they may say they are too busy, can’t afford it or the time isn’t right. As the parent of young children I understand that what elementary school to send your children to, deciding between ballet and gymnastics… Read more »

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Estate Planning for Pets Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Estate Planning for Pets January 3, 2019

You cannot name your pet as a direct beneficiaries of your estate You can set up a trust for your pets that can pay for medical, food and other expenses If you have minor children, speak to your guardians about the pets joining the kids in the event that your guardian has custody of your… Read more »

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Antonoplos & Associates Founder Selected To America’s Top 100 Attorneys Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Antonoplos & Associates Founder Selected To America’s Top 100 Attorneys December 11, 2018

Peter D. Antonoplos Selected to America’s Top 100 Attorneys WASHINGTON, December 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Announcing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Peter D. Antonoplos among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®.  Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit… Read more »

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District of Columbia Estate Tax Update Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
District of Columbia Estate Tax Update October 1, 2018

District of Columbia Estate Tax Increases 2018 District of Columbia estate tax exemption amounts are set to increase effective Oct 1,2018. Here are the increases and how they affect you. If you need more information about District of Columbia estate tax or to speak with an estate tax professional please contact Antonoplos & Associates. Filing… Read more »

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