Elder Law and Estate Planning – What’s the Difference?

Most people know what an estate planning attorney does, but the term “elder law” can be a little more confusing.  The concerns between the two overlap.  But there are definitely some important distinctions. The Similarities No matter how old we are, life can deliver...

How to Coordinate Your Retirement and Estate Plans

We often think of retirement accounts as huge resources. It is easy to see why – we spend our working years socking away money for our future. Unfortunately, though, the rising cost of health care can quickly deplete even the largest of retirement funds. Because...

When is “Living Probate” Necessary?

If you become incapacitated, who is going to take care of you?  You will not be able to make medical decisions for yourself and you will not be able to manage your day-today affairs.  If you do not have the appropriate estate plan in place, your family may be headed...

Is Now the Time to Remodel Your Old Trust?

There are several reasons why you should update your existing trust or perhaps your entire estate plan. While estate planning documents do not necessarily have a shelf life, they may not fulfill your goals when your circumstances change. Of course, having estate...