Category Archives: Estate Planning

YOU ARE WHAT YOU NURTURE

Looking over your personal cliff:  fiscal and otherwise! The thought of adding to the volume of commentary already written this year on the Fiscal Cliff is enough to put any of us over the cliff of our tolerance for dealing … Continue reading

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PLANNING WHEN YOU CAN’T

Your estate plan should ideally include the following documents: 1.  A Health Care Power of Attorney, sometimes referred to as an Advanced Directive for Health Care, allows you to appoint a trusted person who makes health care and medical decision … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything: A Gift is a Life-Changing Act of Generosity

Generosity is an act of kindness.  The timing of generosity is a whole other matter.  In my practice of many years, I have been privy to the concerns of people who want to bestow a gift but must consider the … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Parents – Part II

Estate Planning for Parents of Persons With Developmental and Other Severe Chronic Disabilities Part II No one cares more about the future of a disabled child than parents.  If a person with a disability will likely have long-term medical and … Continue reading

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Estate Planning for Parents of Persons With Developmental and Other Severe Chronic Disabilities

Part I From birth through age 18, the family learns to accept the disability and work with it to help the child function to his/her highest capacity.  The family also “learns the system” by learning what programs and protections are … Continue reading

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