Common Mistakes Made When Estate Planning Without a Legal Professional

A close friend of mine and his wife obtained estimates from two contractors to remodel their kitchen. Shocked by the estimates, my friend somehow convinced his wife (and himself) that he had all of the necessary tools and the skills to undertake the project himself, and to complete it for nearly half of what the contractors were going to charge. … Read More

How to Talk to Your Family About Estate Planning

Discussing finances and end-of-life decisions is not an easy discussion to have with loved ones, but it is an important one.  Often many problems in probating an estate or caring for an elderly parent or grandparent can be avoided by simply making sure that necessary conversations occur before it is too late. What should a family discuss?  Here are some … Read More