Preparing assets for distribution to your loved ones after your death is an important undertaking, but equally essential is the need to prepare your loved ones for end-of-life realities, as well. One of the most stunning demographic trends of our time is the rapid aging of our society. It is estimated that the senior citizen population will double by the year 2030. Upwards of 10,000 people are joining the Social Security rolls each and every day. To drill down further, those termed the "oldest … [Read more...] about Advance Health Care Directive Primer
An Overland Park estate planning attorney can provide personalized help when you and your family need to address difficult situations. We help you make the tough decisions and effectively use the legal tools available to ensure you and your loved ones receive the protections you need in case of serious illness, injury, or death. It is important to talk with an Overland Park estate planning attorney while you are still young and healthy because you never know when tragedy may … [Read more...] about How an Overland Park Estate Planning Attorney Helps If You’ve Been Diagnosed With a Serious Illness
Estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday are here to help you address the issues that can affect you and your family if you get sick or as you age. You never know when something could happen to you, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney even when you are younger to get the right plans in place to protect yourself in case tragedy strikes your family. There are many different ways estate planning attorneys can help you prepare for the future. One key thing you … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Attorneys Explain the Benefits of Advanced Directives
Living wills are a very important component of your estate plan. Your estate plan may also include a last will and testament and even a trust. Many people are confused about the difference between a living will and a last will and testament, and an experienced estate planning attorney can advise you on the important differences between a living will and a last will. The attorney can also help you understand the legal tools that should be included … [Read more...] about Are Living Wills Different from Regular Wills?
If you've been thinking about creating your estate plan in 2016, you should know that one of the most important pieces of your plan will be your medical directive. Medical directives, also called advance directives, living wills or health care directives, allow you to control what happens to you if you lose capacity or the ability to communicate your wishes. Medical directives must comply with state law and each state has slightly different laws. This is why it's important to talk to an … [Read more...] about One of the Most Important Pieces of Your Estate Plan: Medical Directives
Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans, such as wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of our families unprepared and devastated not if, but when, a death occurs. Listen to Gail Rubin on why we avoid the topic of death and how to improve end-of-life planning rates so everyone can have a Good Goodbye. Gail Rubin, CT, is a death educator Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying … [Read more...] about A TEDx Talk About Having a Good Goodbye