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Why you should have a healthcare proxy.

If You Don't Make a Decision, One Will Be Made For You My father was ill for many years with a degenerative disease – Parkinson’s. He had his advance directives in order including a healthcare proxy; however he did not choose where he was to be buried. He visited several cemeteries with the family and [...]

By | 2019-05-15T13:05:00+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Why you should have a healthcare proxy.

Mediation of Estate Issues

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a continuing education class on the use of mediation in Estate cases. Having been drafting estate plans for years and also being an experienced divorce mediator, I pondered whether mediation might be preferable to litigation in situations where a will contest is imminent. After attending the [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:07:11+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Estate Planning, Mediation|Comments Off on Mediation of Estate Issues

“Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright”…Or Is It?

Bob Marley, the singer famous for the song Three Little Birds, whose chorus was: “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright” passed away on May 11th,1981, without a will, with a fortune, and with at least eleven children from several different mothers, one of whom was his wife. The court [...]

By | 2019-05-14T21:55:15+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on “Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright”…Or Is It?