Consider the cost of aging in place

Aging in place is defined as staying in your home as you get older rather than moving in with family or moving to an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility. Many people feel strongly about remaining in their own homes as long as possible, but the best...

Start the New Year with a plan

There are so many reasons to procrastinate on an estate plan. It’s not particularly fun to think about getting older or not being able to make decisions for yourself. Most of us expect to live long and happy lives, so we don’t feel a time crunch to get an...

Planning ahead when donating a body to science is critical

Emotions often run strong when individuals discuss what they want to happen to their bodies after death. Some want to pull out all of the stops and have a multi-day celebration. Others focus on adhering to the tenets and requirements of their faith. Others want...

Four important updates to your estate plan after divorce

There are many moving parts to any separation and divorce. With so many decisions and considerations to make, reviewing your estate plan can fall to the bottom of the list. That said, there are a few aspects of any plan that each soon-to-be ex spouse must review and...

An executor’s work may begin before an individual passes away

When a friend or loved one names you as the executor in their will, you know that you will have a job to do after that person passes away. Savvy executors, however, know that they may begin some preparation prior to the person’s death to make probate go more...