Should I update my Will, Healthcare Directive and Power of Attorney?

Mistakes in Estate Planning There are two prevalent mistakes in estate planning. One mistake is not to have a will or other key documents of a plan. The second mistake is to fail to update your estate planning documents. Having your estate plan doesn’t mean your work is done. Estate plans need to be reviewed and revised periodically. If you have not completed your estate planning, please click here to learn why you should not wait to get your estate planning in order. If you have completed your estate planning, please take a few minutes and see if any of […]

The importance of Estate Planning

CBS Morning Show recently did a report on the importance of Estate Planning and hiring a qualified attorney. In this video clip, CBS explains that failing to have a will is a costly financial blunder. At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, Julie Murray has assisted many people, in a full range of circumstances.  Julie makes sure that the estate planning documents for her clients are clear, straightforward and legally enforceable. Julie is experienced in serving the needs of: Married couples and individuals looking to provide for the futures of their young children Older people who have health […]

Happy Flag Day!

What is Flag Day? Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, marking the adoption of the American flag by the Continental Congress in the First Flag Act on June 14, 1777. The Act declared that the new flag would have “13 stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” How to display a U.S. Flag: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the flag can be displayed at all times so long as the flag has a light on it when it’s dark outside. It can often be […]

New Milford, Delaware Office

The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay are pleased to announce the relocation of their Kent County Office to downtown Milford, Delaware. We are located at 23b NW Front Street and can be reached at 302-422-9300. In our new convenient location, we have the ability to serve clients in Milford and the surrounding areas as well as the rest of Kent County. We will continue to offer representation for Criminal Defense and DUI, Estate Planning and Wills, Family Law and Real Estate matters. Julianne Murray practices in the areas of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives and […]

Plumbing Issues?

We would like to give a big shout out and say thank you to B. Walls & Sons, especially Charlie Steiner and his crew, for fixing our plumbing issues last week.  They came out and fixed our problem quickly and efficiently.  We highly recommend B. Walls & Sons!

One Week in August

ONE WEEK IN AUGUST ~ by Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. I recently returned from a trip to California and after having a few days to reflect, I decided to try to describe the impact the trip had on me. The purpose of the trip was to take a friend, adaptive surfer Jay Leisner, to surf Southern California, the mecca of modern surfing. Despite the noble purpose, the feelings the trip ultimately stirred in me were uniquely personal. The trip took me back to a time when life was more innocent and less heavy. A time when I got to surf […]

Jay Liesener and Team Surfgimp

Spreading the Stoke ~ By Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. Last night, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a party to honor my friend Jay Liesener and to celebrate his upcoming trip to San Diego where we hope to fulfill his dream to surf the waters of Southern California. As I stood there interacting with all the people who came out to be a part of what has become affectionately known as Team Surfgimp, I couldn’t help but reflect on how remarkable this whole thing was. I listened to everyone talking about how they came to know Jay […]

Happy Memorial Day!

So…Memorial Day.  I think that many people miss what it is really about.  Most people associate Memorial Day with the beginning of summer, barbecues and a cool 3 day weekend.  All of these are true but I want to make sure that people know that there is more to it.  So here is a mini-history lesson – Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers.   By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It is actually a […]

Beach Replenishment – From the Guard Chair

Beach Replenishment – Part II, continuation of “Beach Replenishment – A Perspective from an Old Salt”. I saw Mrs. S standing on the shoreline staring at the ocean looking quite upset. I became acquainted with Mrs. S nearly 30 years ago as a young lifeguard. She was always very nice to me and we would exchange pleasantries whenever we would see each other on the beach. Over the many summers I spent lifeguarding, I got to know her as she would catch me up every spring on the events of her winter back in the city. As a career educator, […]

Beach Replenishment-A Perspective From an Old Salt

In addition to being a Delaware lawyer, I am also a part-time lifeguard with a career that has spanned 32 summers guarding the Delaware beaches as well as a lifelong surfer. On a recent trip to Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I had the opportunity to watch as my two youngest children accomplished the milestone of paddling into and surfing their first waves unassisted by Dad. Thereafter, I literally could not get them out of the water the rest of the trip. They caught the surfing bug that first bit me more than 35 years ago. *When […]

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