Seminar: Ethics in the End of Life Decision Making March 9, 2017
Alison Arden Besunder will be presenting at the Suffolk Academy of Law seminar Ethics in the End of Life Decision Making on March 9, 2017. Event description, registration information, agenda and speaker bios can be found below.  Who Should AttendThis program is targeted for general practice attorneys; any attorney who drafts advance directives;... »
Nick Loeb Suing Sofia Vergara On Behalf of Frozen Embryos "Emma" and "Isabella"
In early 2013, actress Sofia Vergara and then-fiance Nick Loeb had two of her eggs fertilized by his sperm and then frozen. After an acrimonious split in late 2013, Loeb initially filed a lawsuit in the state of California to preserve the embryos, later amending his complaint to sue... »
Your Cremated Remains Can Be Pressed Into a Vinyl Record
You may be surprised to learn the variety of different things you can do with your cremated remains these days. For example, you can be crushed into a gemstone, stuffed into fireworks, fired into hand-blown glass, painted into a work of art, put into an hourglass, or sewn into a... »
Common Misconception That Married Couples Do Not Need Wills
As an estate planning attorney I often hear married couples state that they do not need a Will because their spouse will receive everything anyway. This is a common and incorrect presumption if you have children. If all of our assets are held jointly with rights of survivorship, that... »
Guardianship of Minors: Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  I have a Last Will and Testament which states who should become the guardian of my young children if my husband and I are both deceased, but I have heard that probate can be a long and drawn out proceeding.  Is there something I can do to protect... »
9 Tips to Consider When Drawing Up Your Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) gives another person the authority to act on your behalf when it comes to your legal and financial matters. Speaking with an estate planning attorney is highly advisable when putting together your POA, but as you ponder who you want to give control of your... »
Is Your Durable Power of Attorney Good Enough for Your Bank?
You did the right thing. You made sure you had the 3 essentials: a will, a durable power of attorney, and a health proxy. You had them all notarized. That means you have taken care of your family, right? Not necessarily. Many financial institutions--whether national, regional or local--require account holders to... »
Spend Your Retirement on Billionaire’s Row
Entrepreneurs have been targeting the buying power of the Baby Boomer generation for decades, and now that’s taking the form of luxury assisted living. Retirement communities are becoming more like high-end hotels, with spa services, fine dining, and progressive programs that allow for prolonged independence. Hines and Welltower—an international real... »
Prince Dies Without a Will
Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, claims that the artist died with no will in place, and for the time being judges have confirmed that. This means that Minnesota probate court will appoint a personal representative to determine the distribution of his assets based on statues and federal tax code, and... »
How Your iPhone Can Save Your Life
If you use a passcode for your phone, your emergency contacts--or any contacts for that matter--are locked, meaning if you're incapacitated your phone cannot be used to identify and contact friends or family. To solve this problem, Apple incorporate Medical ID into its health app. It allows you not only... »
1 2 3 6