Estate Planning for Surviving Spouses

Q.  I recently had to lay my wife to rest after almost 50 years together.  Our children keep saying that I should review our estate plan with an attorney to see if anything needs to be done and that all is in order. Do you have any suggestions as to things I should look for,… Read More »

Legal Steps After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Q. My husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but still seems to be generally okay. Are there legal steps we should take by way of planning for the future? Yes. Once you or loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is important to take action to get your affairs in order. Here is my… Read More »

A Novel Gift Idea for the Graduate

Q.  Our grandson will be graduating from college soon, and we would like to get him a gift which recognizes the beginning of his adult life and career.  We thought that something of a “legal” nature might be worthwhile, and wondered if you have any ideas? A.  Great thought and indeed I do.  Why not arrange… Read More »

Legal Action Plan After a Dementia Diagnosis

Q. My husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but still seems to be generally okay. Are there legal steps we should take by way of planning for the future? A.  Yes. Once you or loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is important to take action to get your affairs in order. Here is… Read More »

When a ‘Last Will’ Is Not Enough

Q. My wife and I were wondering whether we would need more than a Last Will for each of us to cover what happens upon death. Is a Will usually enough? A. Good question.  The simple answer is “No”. Usually more planning documents are necessary, or at least strongly advisable. While a Will is an… Read More »