Tag Archives: Health Care Proxy

My Resolutions and Yours

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            As I write this, it is still December.  When you read it, it will likely already be January.  December is a time for reflection; January is a time for new resolutions.  Let me tell you my resolutions and suggest … Continue reading

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Taking Stock During the Holidays

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For many of my clients, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year.  The kids fly or drive in for dinner or a more extended stay.  A child living in the area has often assumed the meal management duties.  The … Continue reading

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Making Your Vacation Home, and the Community it is in, Safe

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 Did you and your family get a chance to get away this summer?  If so, perhaps it was to a place near the water, perhaps a cottage on a lake or by the ocean.  It may be a cottage you … Continue reading

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Should You Share Your Estate Planning Decisions With Your Children?

You have just finished signing your new estate planning documents. Should you inform your children about your decisions, or better yet, give them copies of your documents? There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and lots of … Continue reading

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Even Eighteen-Year-Olds Need Some Estate Planning

Often, people do not realize that once their children are legal adults (at the age of eighteen), they no longer have the legal right to make most decisions for their children. After children turn eighteen, they have the legal right … Continue reading

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Get Your Health Care Proxy Right: It May Be A Matter Of Life And Death

How much pain, nausea, and torment are you willing to tolerate?  What if all that agony would only prolong your life by a few days or weeks?  What if you knew that the pain and/or nausea would be unending?  If … Continue reading

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Marriage and Estate Planning

With marriage on my mind (I was just happily married this month), I thought it would be rather fitting to write about marriage and estate planning. Estate planning isn’t just for the baby boomers and people with significant assets. It’s … Continue reading

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One Limitation of a Health Care Proxy

Last week, my long-time client, Frank, met with me.  He was distraught because his wife, Mary, who suffers signs of increasing dementia and who had been agitated and not sleeping well for months, has now become aggressive too.  She is … Continue reading

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