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What Happens to Your Body When You Die? The Choice Can Be Yours.

Many of us are too afraid of death to carefully consider what happens to our bodies after we die. Unfortunately, failing to plan for that event can leave your wishes unattended to and your family grief stricken and unsure how to honor your wishes. But proactively facing your death creates a better life now. There [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Wills & Trusts|0 Comments

Generational Wisdom in 32 Questions

Generational wisdom is probably one of my favorite topics and one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. I was lucky enough to know three of my great-grandparents. In fact, my grandmother’s father, Grandpa Jack, taught me how to throw a baseball. My grandfather’s mother, Grandma Ida, introduced me to the _____ of chicken [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Philosophy|0 Comments

Leaving Without a Plan: Prince Didn’t Leave a Will – Here’s Why You Should

Even after death, celebrities are highly publicized for their mistakes, many of which we make ourselves. This time last year, superstar musician Prince died suddenly, leaving no will, and the management of his substantial estate fraught with legal complications and added costs. It’s easy to assume that the wealthiest among us have all their ducks [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Finances|0 Comments

The Future of Finances: How to Teach Your Kids to Be Money Savvy

Part of being an enlightened parent is being thoughtful about how we teach our kids about adult life. Of course, you want to prepare them to make good choices as an adult, especially when it comes to finances. And, you may either feel not equipped, or you may be concerned about passing on your own [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Philosophy|0 Comments

When Duty Calls: Navigating the Sandwich Generation with Ease

The average age of parents raising children in the US continues to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly referred to as the sandwich generation. This growing population of professionals often raise kids at home when they become responsible for the care of their own aging parents. The stress and financial strain of [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Finances|0 Comments

Watch Out for This Predatory Phone Scam

Today, even the most conscientious can fall victim to a phone scam. Claiming everything from free cruise vacations to astonishing tax rebates, phone scammers prey on the financially vulnerable, but that’s not all. As scammers become more sophisticated and find clever ways to elude legal consequences, new and convincing scams are on the rise. In [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Planning for the Care of Your Pet: How to Include Your Pet in Your Estate Plan

If your pet is beloved as a family member, you likely want to ensure that he or she will be well cared for in the event of your incapacity or death. Without explicitly stated wishes, these furry family members could end up without a home of their own, if you die or become unable to [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

(Re)Defining Family: Estate Planning for the Modern Family

Blended families, unmarried couples, assistive reproductive technology (ART) and same-sex unions and marriages challenge the traditional concept of “family” as it’s been known for legal purposes up until now. Significant changes in the way we define family culturally means more families are left without the valuable protection they need, in the event of a death [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Does Your Parent Need Help with Finances? Start Here

Caring for an aging parent is a common challenge for Baby Boomers, and now even Gen-X’ers and Millennials. And, stepping in to help manage your parents’ finances, without eroding their sense of independence and privacy, can be tricky. Many aging parents are reluctant to ask their children for help with their finances. It means a [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments