Have Your Children Prepare a Living Will Before Going Back to College
This year, it’s more important than ever to have your children prepare a Living Will before going back to college.
Notification of Death of a Loved One
New Jersey recently passed a new law It requires senior citizen housing developments to notify the next of kin in the event that a resident passes away in the development. See http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/02/christie_signs_next-of-kin_notification_law_to_pre.html#incart_river_home You would think that most organizations would have procedures in place for sort of thing. But it is actually a fairly common occurrence that […]
Caring for a Loved One – Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives
Holiday gatherings are often a time for us to gather with relatives and friends. The bustle of activity can highlight the impact that aging has had on our loved ones in the passing year. Observing decline in the people we care about can be unsettling and may generate many questions about how to best care […]
When Should I Write a Will?
Many people question when they should start their estate planning. The short answer to this is that there is no specific age someone should see an attorney to plan their Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Advance Directive for Healthcare. However, you do need to be a minimum of 18 years of age. If you know […]
Checking in with Your Relatives
I was talking to an elder care coach that I know by the name of Thomas P. Callahan, and we started talking about our holiday plans. One interesting item that came up was how busy he tends to get right after the holidays. During this time of year, children return home to visit their elderly […]
Special Needs Planning in NJ – Part 3 of 4
Estate Planning for A Special Needs Child In Part III of this Series, I want to discuss estate planning issues for parents of a special needs child. A typical estate plan for parents without a special needs child includes: Will; Financial Power Of Attorney; Health Care Power of Attorney; Advanced Health Care Directive; and Naming […]