Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was thought to have died without a will, but the recent discovery of handwritten documents is calling that into question.
Imagine if tomorrow you were in a car accident or overcome by an illness and unable to communicate. What would your family do? Read More
So much is being said in the news about dementia that I thought we should discuss why being occasionally forgetful is not such a concern. To the contrary, our memory may not always be so important. A recent article explains how forgetting is actually useful. By forgetting information that is stale, we are enabling ourselves… Read More
Social Security survivor’s benefits provide a safety net to widows and widowers. But to get the most out of the benefit, you need to know the right time to claim.
Whether it’s an honor or a burden (or both), you have been appointed trustee of a trust. What responsibilities have been thrust upon you? How can you successfully carry them out?
Many clients ask me what will be required of their “Personal Representative” or “Executor” when they pass away; and are concerned about their family members being required to undertake such a responsibility. Here is some information to pass along to their family and to hopefully shed light on the duties required by the position. A… Read More
As many of us are ending up in the “Sandwich Generation” we face more challenges between our careers, our children and our aging parents. Check out this Eldercounsel Blog Post regarding adults taking care of their parents. The author provides sensible advice and helpful tips on how to ease the transition: Click Here
The Social Security Administration has announced a 2.8 percent increase in benefits in 2019, the largest increase since 2012.
A power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents, but when one sibling is named in a power of attorney, there is the potential for disputes with other siblings. No matter which side you are on, it is important to know your rights and limitations.
Preparing to send your son or daughter to college is one of the most exciting, and nerve-wrecking times for a parent! You’ll worry whether they will eat properly, study enough, and get enough sleep. While you can’t help these everyday concerns, you can prepare for the big ones: if your son or daughter has a… Read More