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Life after Death

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    No matter what your religious beliefs, there’s no denying that there’s life after your death for your loved ones.  When someone passes on, it’s always difficult – but life goes on and the living must focus on living.  In sitting down with people over the years to discuss their wishes, countless times I’ve…

The Descendants

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If you haven’t watched The Descendants yet, you’ll want to.  It’s a deeply touching and down to earth movie on so many levels. Matt (played by George Clooney) is a workaholic lawyer, which immediately grabbed my attention since I’ve struggled over the years with walking the fine line of taking great care of my clients…

Aaron’s Graduation in Boston on May 20th

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In our last Newsletter, I shared some exciting news with everyone about my oldest son, Aaron.  On May 20th, he graduated from medical school in Boston.  The Dean invited my husband Rick (who’s a physician) to present him with his diploma.  Needless to say, Rick and I were elated!  A wise parenting coach once told…

Seniors in Love

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When my kids were young, they loved the Disney classic, Bambi.  Baby Bambi was so precious.  Once spring had sprung, Bambi surfaced as an adolescent.  He was stumped by his friend’s peculiar behavior.  All his buddies were totally mesmerized by the cute little female deers.  Baffled, Bambi turned to the wise old owl to find…

Special Needs Planning Issues Following Divorce

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Divorce can be complicated, frustrating, disappointing, expensive, along with a whole range of other emotions, as anyone who has endured this type of proceeding can attest. As difficult as the issues can be in a divorce proceeding, can you imagine what happens when divorce involves a child with a disability? This blog focuses on one case…

Understanding the Importance and Implications of Guardianships and Conservatorships

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Often in estate planning, attorneys present the idea of guardianship and/or conservatorship as a bad thing – something to be avoided. In a perfect world, we could move through our lives from cradle to grave without such things as guardianships and conservatorships. But in order to achieve this perfect world, we have to do advance…

April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day

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Friends, April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day.  If I had a nickel for every time I received a call from a distraught person who was unable to access their loved ones medical records, make important decisions of their behalf, or work things out peacefully with family members over how to handle their loved…

Understanding a Do Not Resuscitate Order

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Over the years I’ve noticed that many people believe that an Advance Directive is the same as a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR).  An Advance Directive and a DNR are not the same, so I wanted to talk about the difference for a moment.   First, let’s review a DNR.  A DNR is a directive…

Whitney’s Trust & Wishes

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Whitney’s confidence in others, and trust as it relates to an estate planning tool, may go hand in hand when it comes to her wishes.  Time will tell.  Another super star is gone too soon and fans worldwide are reeling from the shock.  Whitney Houston’s untimely death at the age of 48 occurred in our…

The Importance of Planning Early

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“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein, American author and Time Management Expert   We plan to go on vacation.  We plan to have dinner with friends.  But when it comes to planning for how we will be taken care of as we…

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