The Man who Mistook his Will for his Estate Plan

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Oliver Sacks died a few months ago. Dr. Sacks was a neurologist and author who turned clinical case histories into best sellers. People are perhaps most familiar with his book Awakenings which was made into an Oscar nominated movie starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. For Christmas I received a copy of Dr. Sack’s final […]

Is Your Beneficiary Still Your Buddy?

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Is your beneficiary still your buddy? Have you given any thought to the beneficiary designations on your IRA, 401(k), or life insurance policies recently? If not, you should. When you originally opened these accounts or took out these policies, you probably named somebody you actually wanted to receive the money at your death. You probably even […]

Do you have a Comprehensive Estate Plan?

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Many people think legal estate planning is about dying.  But these days it needs to be more about living. Those of us who are over 50 should be putting a legal plan together for what is likely to be extended life span. In 1900 most people died young rather than during old age. The average life […]

Why Do Women Need an Estate Plan?

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  Last night Marshall, Parker & Associates’ Managing Attorney, Tammy Weber provided a presentation for the Junior League of Williamsport. It was the perfect opportunity for Tammy to share her thoughts on the importance of estate planning for women of all ages.  She also shared her article below for  our blog readers. Pictured to the […]