The Reading of the Will

Q. My brother-in-law just died, and I expected the entire family to be invited to a formal reading of his will. So far, nothing has been set up. Does that sound right? A. Actually, yes it does. You have probably seen a number of old movies where, after a person’s death, his next of kin… Read More »

Personal Care Contracts: The Hidden Solution to the Elder Care Dilemma

Caring for an aging relative is difficult—and often underappreciated—work. Many people who serve as caregivers often feel as if they have two jobs—their full-time day job at the office and the part-to-full-time job of caregiver at home. As their parents age and decline, most of these caregivers end up not only giving up more and… Read More »

Mediation Helps Preserve Family Harmony

Q.  My parents are aging and I find that they are in greater need of assistance for care, paying bills, shopping, and the like. The problem is that there are four of us children and we do not always agree on what is best for mom and dad. I am concerned that, as my parents’… Read More »