October 19, 2018

There is a Buddhist teaching about Three Divine Messengers, each of whom help us to wake up, pay attention, and make right choices. The Messengers are described like this:

01/First Messenger: Old Age

Did you never see in the world a man or woman eighty, ninety, or a hund...

September 10, 2018

Estate planning is unlike other areas of law - like criminal defense, family law, or personal injury - which demand immediate action because of a present crisis. Estate planning is about getting out ahead of a crisis, making things as smooth as possible down the road....

March 3, 2018

Everyone needs estate planning. Everyone. Every. One. But not everyone needs the same estate planning.

There are some tools that everyone should have - like a power of attorney and advance directive. There are some tools that many people should have - like a last will a...

November 9, 2017

A few months ago, my wife and I noticed a crack forming in the concrete floor underneath the carpet in our daughter's bedroom. What started as mild concern grew into real anxiety as we felt the crack grow larger within a few short days. We called a structural engineer...

August 24, 2017

"Adulting" is one of my favorite neologisms, even though it's been criticized harshly by some. If you're new to the word, you've still probably already figured out what it means. It's just a playful way to describe doing typically "adult" things that no one particularl...

August 23, 2017

If someone you love struggles with substance abuse or other forms of addiction, it is essential that you discuss the issue with your estate planning attorney and find solutions that give you peace of mind and, when possible, provide responsible assistance to those suff...

July 30, 2017

People have a lot of reasons to avoid estate planning, like, they don't want to budget for it, it seems complicated, they believe (wrongly) that everything will work out without a plan, or they just don't like thinking about death, disability, family issues, and money....

July 28, 2017

Was it planned or a surprise? Is it your first or your last? Are you having a girl or a boy? No matter what, I can tell you one thing. You're having a responsibility. 

I know you know that. I know you're reading or have already read all of the latest parenting book...

June 20, 2017

The Problem: Talking about death, disability, family, and money is uncomfortable. 

Our Solution: Throw a Mortality Party. Seriously. 

01/What is a Mortality Party?

A mortality party is a way to talk about planning for disability and death that makes the conversation less...

March 22, 2017

Less than a month until the filing deadline. Some of you show-offs have already filed your returns, and others (like me) are saying you'll get around to it "tomorrow." Not everyone will receive a refund, of course, but those who do should have a plan for how to use it....

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