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Keep Peace in the Family; Create a Will

Keep Peace in the Family; Create a Will

It is all too common that people think that they can put off creating a will until “later”.  As recent events have shown, things happen we cannot anticipate.  The advent of COVID-19 put many families in a situation they never anticipated – the sudden demise of a...
The Living Will

The Living Will

The living will is one form of Advance Directive that speaks for you when you cannot.  They are generally written, although oral directives, properly witnessed, are legal, too.  They are important should you or a loved-one become incapable of conveying your wishes due...
Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

Treating Seniors: Risks vs. Benefits

While informed consent policies require health care professionals to make sure that patients or those who are acting on their behalf are comfortable with the suggested course of care. Making medical decisions is a challenging process that entails a thorough assessment...
Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Who Should Handle Your Estate?

Deciding whom should serve as the Executor of your estate is not a decision to be taken lightly.  The person you name will have an impact on your life and family’s future.  Making a cavalier decision about this decision could have a negative outcome later. What Does...
Collectibles in your Estate

Collectibles in your Estate

The legacy we leave is not always money or real estate. Artifacts and collections have a value that goes beyond dollars and cents. The importance of hobbies and collections need to be given special consideration in planning an estate that includes baseball cards,...
Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Respite Care is a Medicare benefit

Despite the broad availability of professional home care, a vast majority of home care is provided by family members.  It can be exhausting work with rarely the opportunity for time off.  Splitting shifts with other family members can help, but when the care is...