The specialty of estate planning is in fact one aspect of elder law, so it is not surprising that it would be categorized out of hand as being something that younger people need not be concerned with. However, this is not entirely true. The minute someone else is depending on you in any way is the minute that estate planning becomes relevant to … [Read more...] about Young Adults & Estate Planning
In this era of coronavirus, planning is more important than ever. This article includes a brief story about a couple who didn’t plan and the family discord it enabled. Read on to learn more. Avoiding Family Chaos in the Coronavirus Age … [Read more...] about Avoiding Family Chaos in the Coronavirus Age
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading in the United States and across the globe. Learn what steps you can take to prepare yourself and help prevent its spread. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Preparing for Coronavirus
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading in the United States and across the globe. Social distancing and self-quarantine can help slow the spread. The virus is a particular threat to residents of nursing homes. Read on to learn more about the threat and how you can keep your loved ones safe. Read on to learn more … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Nursing Homes
Most students start their first year of college at the age of 18. This means that when your child packs up and moves to their college campus, they are legal adults. Parents of adult children attending college may not legally make decisions for their child. If you get a call that something has happened to your child and they are currently in the … [Read more...] about Is Your Child or Grandchild Enrolled in College this Fall?
The recent United States Supreme Court decision in the case of United States v. Windsor effectively ends marriage discrimination on the federal level. It equals the playing field between legally married same sex couples and their traditional counterparts. This decision fully recognizes same sex marriages in the states where they are currently … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Decision Has no Changes for Civil Union Couples
In estate planning, the durable power of attorney is extremely important for a number of reasons. It allows you to decide who will step up to the plate and carry out your financial decisions and affairs should you become incapacitated. Needless to say, when deciding who to appoint as a Power of Attorney, it’s a powerful role you’re filling and your … [Read more...] about Understanding the Durable Power of Attorney
If you have minor children, consideration must be made for their care in any prudent estate plan. If you are survived by the child’s other parent, this parent will normally take custody upon your death. If they have predeceased you, or extenuating circumstances exist, another guardian should be listed in their place. When you are selecting an … [Read more...] about Caring for Your Minor Children
In today’s digital age, legal forms can be found in the click of a few buttons and downloaded for a relatively small fee. As a result, people often think that there is no real need to retain the services of an attorney for many legal matters. While this may be true in some cases, when it comes to estate planning, nothing could be farther from the … [Read more...] about Why Is Your Estate Planning Attorney So Important?
You may not want to focus on the possibility of your own incapacity, but you should take the time to do so. In the event that you do become incapacitated, either as a result of the natural process of aging or because of a sudden illness or accident, someone will need to manage your money. Will it be someone who you want managing your money? That … [Read more...] about If You Become Incapacitated, Who Will Manage Your Money?