The Importance of Planning When Your Loved Ones are Estranged

Everyone knows they should have a basic estate plan. Powers of Attorney grant decision making authority for incapacity and a will specifies what should happen after your passing. Many people fail to grasp the potential for complication when some of your loved ones are estranged. Consider the case of Sally who lost her adult son, George, in a car accident. Sally was no longer married to George’s father and George had Read More

Wills are Critical for People in a Second Marriage

Betty and George had been happily married for 15 years when he became ill.  She stood by him as the illness progressed and eventually claimed his life.  They did not have any children together but George had a son and daughter from his first marriage.  Betty and her step children were friendly but not close. George died without a will.  He and Betty had lived a modest life and he felt there was not enough there to Read More