Planning for Special Circumstances

Beware of Love Scams

Is your elderly parent or grandparent involved in a new relationship with someone significantly younger? If so, beware. Thanksgiving may be a good time for you to get to know your parent or grandparent’s new partner and evaluate their intentions. In some cases, the love is real; however, fake love scams abound. There is aRead More

Before You Pack

My family is going on vacation the end of June. It’s a trip we’ve been planning for more than six months, and we’re looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead. But something has been weighing on me. It’s been almost five years since I signed my Will. My kids are older. There areRead More

Estate Planning for Your Graduate

If you are the parent of a high school senior who has recently graduated, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. Just thinking about the fact that I will be in your place in a couple of years makes my heart beat a bit faster! While you’re proud of how much your childRead More

How Will I Know If My College Student Has a Medical Emergency When Away at School?

If you are the parent of a high school senior, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. Just thinking about the fact that I will be in your place in a couple of years makes my heart beat a bit faster! While you’re proud of how much your child has accomplished and excitedRead More

Who Will Take Care of my Disabled Child When I Die?

As parents of children with disabilities age, thinking about who will take care of their children after they become disabled or die can cause significant anxiety. Choosing a person willing to take on the responsibilities of caring for any child if a parent becomes disabled or dies can be daunting, but the challenge is compounded forRead More

‘Tis the Season to be Swindled

Several of my neighbors have recently received calls from individuals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim that back taxes are owed and threaten arrest if immediate payment is not made on the phone. The calls may seem legitimate because criminals involved in these schemes sometimes alter caller ID number to make it appear that the IRSRead More