When’s the Best Time to Get an Estate Plan?

One of the frequent questions I get is - “when is the best time to get an estate plan?” How do I answer this question - that depends. Most often the answer I give is what you’ll read below: When all is well with you - that’s the best (ideal) time to get your estate … Continue reading When’s the Best Time to Get an Estate Plan?

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

Why The Most Important Thing About my Mother’s Legacy is How to Make Lemonade

  No, I do not mean that literally – "How to Make Lemonade.” If you have your mouth watering over the idea of a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, then you will have to find a recipe elsewhere. This article will highlight how my mother made lemonade out of difficult circumstances, and celebrate her … Continue reading Why The Most Important Thing About my Mother’s Legacy is How to Make Lemonade