Tag Archives: Living will


Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning by Janet Raasch  
Living Wills Vital to Receiving Desired End-of-Life Care

Most of us have had the same nightmare. We are slowly dying in a hospital bed, tubes going in and out, being kept alive by beeping machines. Worse yet, we are unable to communicate our wishes to our caregivers and the loved ones gathered around. No one knows what we want. The way to prevent this nightmare from becoming reality is a living will. A living will is completely different from a conventional will or living trust used to leave …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

Cohabitation Agreements Protect Relationships More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, a cohabitation agreement may be appropriate. This private contract between long-term cohabitants establishes the rights and obligations that married people obtain by law, custom and agreement. Find Out More…   Don’t Spy on Your Cheating Spouse Unexplained absences, furtive phone calls, mysterious credit card charges — these just some of the clues that a spouse may be having an affair. A plethora …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning by Jennifer King  
Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

My mom, who’s in her 70s and in great health, lives in New Jersey. Like many East Coast residents, she was hit hard by the recent one-two punch of Hurricane Sandy followed by a Nor’easter blizzard. Fortunately, she’s also well prepared not only for weather woes, but also for healthcare emergencies. Stuck to her refrigerator is a plastic pouch that contains several important documents, including a list of emergency contacts, basic medical information and her living will. Known as a …

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Posted 3 years ago in Divorce by Jeffrey Landers  
Six Must-Do Financial Steps for Women Preparing for Divorce

Jeffrey A. Landers, CDFA™ is a Divorce Financial Strategist™ and the founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC, a firm which exclusively advises affluent women throughout the United States before, during and after divorce.  He assists women and their divorce attorneys with deciding on the most advantageous way to divide marital assets and enable them to negotiate more favorable settlements, especially when there are complicated financial and tax issues. He also writes for Forbes.com and the Huffington Post. For further information, …

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Posted 3 years ago in Estate Planning by Jennifer King  
Organizing Your Estate-Planning Documents

Congratulations! You’ve just created your estate-planning documents. That alone sets you apart from the majority of American adults, who haven’t done any estate planning. But your last will and testament, living will and power of attorney documents are of little help if your loved ones can’t locate them in an emergency. Today, let’s talk organization.   Location, Location, Location Your first instinct may be to store your last will and testament in a safety deposit box. After all, banks have …

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