Three months ago, a very close friend was running four miles a day. Two months ago, he was diagnosed with a “rare and aggressive” form of cancer. Two weeks ago, …Continue Reading
When Influence is Undue
It’s human to be influenced by others — and often a healthy reflection of open-mindedness. And the power of influence when it helps snag a sale, win an election, or …Continue Reading
Can People With “Diminished Capacity” Make Legal Documents?
More seniors are taking care of business by making legal documents specifying that their money, property and medical care be managed and distributed as they direct. But as their numbers …Continue Reading
End of Life “What Ifs” Needs More than a Will or a Living Trust
Even though you have signed your will, and even if you also set up a living trust, your estate planning is not complete. You still need to address several “what …Continue Reading
Alternatives to the Even Split for Dividing Your Estate Amongst Older Children
Most young parents know intuitively how they would want their assets divided in the event both would suddenly die, such as in an accident. Most parents would want the assets …Continue Reading
What Happens When Your Estate Plan Is No Plan? Letting the State Decide Who Gets What
Did you know that you and everyone else in your state already have an estate plan? Yes you do, and it is absolutely free, at least at the outset. It’s …Continue Reading
Will or Living Trust – Which Should You Choose?
The best answer is “both,” and the good news is that with a living trust your will can be a short, one-page document that would simply “pour over” to the …Continue Reading