If you have a Last Will and Testament that was created before your child turned 18 years old, you may now want to consider updating it. Updating a will can be done by either 1) having a new will that takes the place of the old one; or 2) doing a "codicil" which is a specifically worded and witnessed legal document that attaches to the current will. Once your child is an adult, you can … [Read more...] about Should Your Adult Child Now be Named as Executor of Your Will?
So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your "to do" list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you've called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment. Now, what to bring to the appointment? Option One: nothing but a notepad. If you have never had a will before, … [Read more...] about What to Bring to a Will Consultation
My last blog post dealt with caring for and helping senior adults, and mentioned some of the challenges that you are likely to encounter. Now I want to share my review of a book that I discovered. ”How to Say it to Seniors; Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders” by David Solie (Prentice Hall Press © 2004) is an excellent guide to communicating with senior adults. I highly recommend … [Read more...] about Practical Advice for Dealing With Senior Adults