Estate planning attorneys always emphasize the fact that you should have a plan in place as soon as you are a self-supporting adult. It becomes absolutely essential when you have a partner and/or children depending on you. Caring.com has been conducting annual surveys to gauge the estate planning preparedness of American adults. They have found that the numbers are going in the wrong direction. In 2017, 42 percent of people they surveyed had estate plans in place. This year, that number … [Read more...] about Pandemic Demonstrates the Importance of Advance Directives
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
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?
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