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

Handwritten Notes Make A Will – Not So For Most of Us

Handwritten Will Valid or Not? From time to time, I get questions about handwritten wills. In particular, is a handwritten will valid? This is a loaded question. The response to the question will be based on Maryland law. Here’s a scenario that was presented to me: Mr. Bob Smith was sitting around one evening relaxing and … Continue reading Handwritten Notes Make A Will – Not So For Most of Us

Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

(Photo & video: Models)                                                           Happy Mother’s Day! If you have been fortunate enough to be a mother or care for a young person in a motherly way - … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day From a Grateful Daughter and Auntie

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

Why Love Letters to Heirs go Great With Chocolate and Roses

     Valentine’s Day is special to many folks. It is a time to show our affection for loved ones and let them know how special they are.  As a child, you may remember getting a box of chocolates from your parents letting you know that your were special and loved in their eyes. Of … Continue reading Why Love Letters to Heirs go Great With Chocolate and Roses

3 Lessons I Learned From my Career as a Flight Attendant That I Use in Estate Planning

When I look back at my years as a flight attendant, I am amazed at the life lessons that I learned by crossing paths with so many people. However, The various passengers that I came into contact with was just one part of the story. I also learned that patience, flexibility and calmness are useful … Continue reading 3 Lessons I Learned From my Career as a Flight Attendant That I Use in Estate Planning