Before surgery review your health care power of attorney

Surgery reminds us to review our health care designations and documents As we get older it is likely that each of us will have a health situation of some kind – surgery or temporary hospitalization.  Whether major or minor, these events serve as physical reminders to review our estate plans and our health care designations... [Read More]

Bonus Material: Family Conflict in Estate Planning for Today’s Family

There is so much Family Conflict that I have seen over time when dealing with client’s Estate Plans. I had planned to limit the subject to 5 Blogs, but thought it was important to add in these important thoughts for your consideration. If any of these areas relate to your personal Estate Plan, make sure... [Read More]

Family Conflict in Estate Planning: Family Secrets

Part 3 of our Series Sources of Family Conflict in Estate Planning Family conflicts are as dynamic as our family makeup.  Deciding who’s in charge of your estate (blog 2) or sibling rivalry (blog 1), the sources of family conflict are often secrets between family members.  This week we write about histories of resentment and... [Read More]

Family Conflict in Estate Planning: Who’s in control?

Part 2 of our Series Sources of Family Conflict in Estate Planning Last week we wrote about Sibling Rivalry as one of the sources of family conflict in estate planning. To read that post, click here.  This week we discuss another source – deciding who is in charge.  When you create your estate plan there... [Read More]

Family Conflict in Estate Planning: A 5 Part Series

When it comes to  the administration of an estate, controversy often happens.  Often these controversies are the result of family conflicts.  Understanding these conflicts BEFORE they happen can help you create the proper estate plan to avoid unnecessary delays, legal battles and of course, bitterness. Sibling Rivalry Part 1 The sources of conflict within a... [Read More]