The Importance of a Will for a Younger Person

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It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or incapacity, and no matter what your age, these are uncomfortable topics to discuss. This procrastination in estate planning is particularly true with younger people, where the urgency of a health crisis […]

Planning for Getting Older

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It’s 2017. Another year has disappeared into history. If you are like me, the older you get, the more quickly each year seems to pass. January is the month when people make resolutions for the New Year. If you are over age 60, and especially if you have reached age 70 (like me), consider this […]

Why Do I Need a Will?

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Here are ten good reasons why you may need to have a will The basic legal document you use to protect, care for, and provide for your loved ones in the event of your death is your will. In a will you can give important instructions regarding how your property should be distributed after your […]

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 […]

Can You Disinherit Your Spouse?

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Can you disinherit your spouse? The answer depends on the state you live in but for residents of Pennsylvania, the answer is no. You can try… Although I led off saying you cannot disinherit your spouse, that answer is based on technicality. The reason is that you can try to disinherit your spouse by leaving […]