“Second Childishness and Mere Oblivion”

Shakespeare wrote about the seven ages of man, in which he describes the human journey from helpless child to adult and back to helpless child again: “…Infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and second childhood, ‘sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything’”. Anyone who has had to watch as their parents age knows how… Read More »

Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Many of our clients provide care for elderly loved ones; some even providing constant, around the clock care. Care giving is a demanding, overwhelming, and often grossly under-appreciated job. In addition to giving up their own time and interests, caregivers have to watch someone they love slowly regress and lose the ability to do even… Read More »

Not All Healthcare Directives Are Created Equal

Google is getting into the healthcare industry. Google recently made it possible for individuals to store their healthcare records online through their Google Health Records Management Service, a move that has met with mixed reviews. Even more recently, Google Health has started offering another, similar, service: storage of your “end-of-life wishes” along with your healthcare… Read More »

Who Needs An Estate Plan?

The recent unveiling of Michael Jackson’s will has brought up a lot of questions about wills, trusts, and estate planning: Why is his will so short? Does this mean it doesn’t work? Where is all his money going? And then there’s the statement that makes any estate planning attorney shudder: I guess trusts and estate… Read More »