90-Year-Old Woman "Hits the Road" for the Last Year of Her Life
Norma Jean Bauerschmidt's story went viral, so perhaps this is not the first time you've heard of her--the remarkable woman who told her doctor after receiving the news that she had uterine cancer, "I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road." Her Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma, gained more than... »
Why Waste Away? Margaritaville Retirement Homes Are Coming!
With the boomer population coming of (retirement) age, entrepreneurs have put some real thought into how they can capitalize off of this enormous slice of society that wields substantial financial power. One trend--more and more alternative living scenarios are emerging that make the retirement years more enjoyable, from activity-focused... »
Top 10 Considerations for Retirement: Sage Advice From Retirees To Millennials
Hindsight being 20/20 is not all that helpful, but you can glean insight from people whose eyesight hasn't been 20/20 for at least 20 years. The New York Times asked Journalism Students around the country to interview retirees and find out what tips they have for the millennial generation. It's probably no surprise that... »
From $9B to Nothing: How a Family Can Destroy a Fortune
In case you have been wondering whether using trusts and other estate planning tools to protect your hard-earned wealth is really necessary, look no further than the Stroh family. The Stroh Brewery Empire, valued by Forbes in the early '80s at about $9 billion in today's dollars, is all... »
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... »
1 2 3 7