Odds and Ends

Wishing You Peace

As the year draws to a close, I have a lot for which to be thankful: My greatest joy is my family, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt to amazing people I love more than I could ever express. I am thankful that we areRead More

Have You Signed Your Will?

Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying “see you later.” We have confidence that later is going to come. Life wouldRead More

Would You Rather Die Than Vote For Trump or Clinton?

If you’re discontented with your choices for president this year, you will appreciate Mary Ann Noland’s obituary, which suggests she chose to die rather than vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Can I Appoint Someone Unrelated to Me to Dispose of My Remains

Some people have a very contentious relationship with members of their immediate family. So much so that they don’t want those family members to even control what happens to their remains when they die. Someone in this situation recently contacted me. The individual asked if there was a way to restrict immediate family members fromRead More

A Year in Review

It’s been an exciting year for my firm. Below are a few of the highlights from 2015: My firm has a new paralegal. As my firm continued to grow, my workload increased significantly, and I was concerned that I would not be able to provide the same level of service to my clients without someRead More

In Memory of Jake

My family experienced the full spectrum of emotions last week. We started the week celebrating my brother’s wedding, and ended it grieving the death of my father-in-law, Jake Combs, from a sudden and unexpected illness. Although Jake was 84, he had been in excellent health. He and my mother-in-law, Vera, had expected to travel toRead More