My Mother Said, Once You Know Better, Do Better – Here’s How I Use Her Advice

On a recent bright and sunny morning, I had two conversations before 10 AM with individuals seeking information about estate planning. That's not unusual. However, the conversations were with family members seeking to learn about what can be done for a loved one who has some memory loss. The conversations went something like this: I … Continue reading My Mother Said, Once You Know Better, Do Better – Here’s How I Use Her Advice

We Celebrate You on Father’s Day and the Other 364 Days of the Year

This article has been edited and was originally posted on http://www.abettslaw.com on June 14, 2014, “How is Your Estate Plan Looking for Father’s Day?” (Part 1 of 3 - Series for Men). Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, granddads, uncles and other men who have been mentors to young people. We celebrate the wonderful contributions that … Continue reading We Celebrate You on Father’s Day and the Other 364 Days of the Year

Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

   Here's something to think about. Few people realize that regardless of assets - we all have an estate.  What the digits look like on your bank statement do not matter when it comes to having an estate.  If you have no children or a lot of children, you have an estate.  Being a Millennial … Continue reading Reality Check, You Have an Estate Like it or Not

Getting a Medical Advance Directive is not as Painful as You Think

Health is a treasure and good health is even more valuable. The idea of planning for the day or possibility of being in poor health is not easy. After watching family members suffer for years with debilitating illnesses, I have a true appreciation for life, and the pricelessness of having good health. My mother was … Continue reading Getting a Medical Advance Directive is not as Painful as You Think