Ways to Protect your Adult Child Who Suffers from Mental Illness Through Estate Planning

Ways to Protect your Adult Child Who Suffers from Mental Illness Through Estate Planning

As a parent of a child with mental illness, you know it is not an easy road.  There is no question that your child has faced more challenges than most and, as his or her life has continued, you have found these challenges become more complicated as your child becomes an adult. From navigating public benefits to ensuring your child has the health care needed on a daily basis to understanding the best way to communicate with your child, you...
Key Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Estate Plan When You Move to a New State

Key Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Estate Plan When You Move to a New State

It can be important to update your estate plan when you move to a new state. Why is that? Let us discuss some of the key reasons why you should make updating your estate plan a priority after moving to a new state. The laws are different in every state. While one state will probably honor your will, trust or other estate planning documents executed in another state, because the laws vary from state to state, not updating the estate planning...
Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney in Addition to an Estate Planning Attorney

Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney in Addition to an Estate Planning Attorney

Do you have a great estate planning attorney? If so, you may think you are all set. Having an elder law attorney as part of your team, however, can be critical as you head into your golden years. Estate planning attorneys may be proficient at tax and inheritance matters, but they typically do not specialize in the other types of planning needed as you age. For issues like long-term care or nursing home planning, you may need to turn to an elder...
Three Tips For Choosing An Estate Planning Attorney

Three Tips For Choosing An Estate Planning Attorney

Have you decided to hire an attorney to help with your estate planning needs? If so, it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide what to do next. Here are three tips for choosing an estate planning attorney. The first of the three tips for choosing an estate planning attorney may be to identify your specific needs and goals. You may only need a simple will, power of attorney, and advanced healthcare directive. On the other hand, you may...