A will gives you a written, legal document with clear, concise directions to declare how you want your estate distributed after your death. In addition to providing peace of mind for your family, the will empowers you with making several critical decisions including: Choose the person you want to carry out your final wishes. [...]
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Choosing the right attorney for your estate. Now that you have committed to planning your estate, your next step involves doing your homework to find the right estate planning attorney to assist you in achieving your goals. This work involves more than posing a question on Facebook, performing a Google search, or asking the [...]
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln Perhaps you just attended a funeral, or were diagnosed with a serious medical condition, or having an ‘adulting moment’, and you are thinking about your own mortality and considering your next steps. Yet, fear of taking the next step- do I [...]
Many times I meet prospective clients who do not have an estate plan in place and are ready to use an online service to prepare wills, advanced directives, and even trusts. Every time I implore them to use a licensed, experienced, estate planning attorney to draft these crucial documents so that their wishes, concerning end [...]
In Case of Emergency- How to Plan Talking about emergencies, sudden illnesses and death won't kill you but most people avoid the difficulty of initiating this conversation with loved ones. In our death- denying society, wouldn't you like to avoid it all together? On the contrary, acknowledging these realities can prepare and protect your family [...]
"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be." -Douglas MacArthur Today we remember. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. In [...]
April 2004. Bless Me Father, for I haved sinned. It has been about six years since I have made a confession. My last one was right before I married my husband in 1998. Father, I was not with my own father when he needed me most. During my pregnancy last year, my father learned he [...]
More than 1,000 years ago, the art of decorating porcelain dishes originated in China and later these dishes were exported to Europe. As the popularity of ’fine china’ exploded across Europe, these collections expanded to include extra pieces like cocoa cups and English companies, like Spode, began manufacturing their own patterns of fine china dinnerware. [...]
I am not sure about you but 2021 has felt like a step forward and yet a step in place from 2020. As we emerge from COVID-19, the return to ‘normal’ feels good and overdue yet new, unexpected events, like the current gas shortage in the Southeast U.S., make this time a little more exhausting. [...]
In the late winter of 2019 as news of a highly contagious virus started making headlines, I didn’t need to look far to understand the devastation to human life a worldwide pandemic could wreak on not only daily activities but also on family life as well. You see, I lost three great grandparents during an [...]