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Our Blog is our way of helping you make sense of what may otherwise be a perplexing or confusing situation in which you may find yourself.  But don't despair.  Although you may think you are the only one experiencing some type of difficulty or hardship, if you look around, you will see that others are as well.  It is said that "what is most personal is most general” — and that is true.

It's in the spirit of making the personal seem more general that we write these blogs so that you gain a better awareness of the issues you may be confronting.  And in the process of gaining awareness, you begin to develop a realistic approach to whatever it is you are seeking to accomplish. Of course, these Blog posts are no substitute for one-on-one legal advise; however, you may find them useful, if for no other reason than to put your concerns into the proper context.  From there, additional research and consultation with legal professionals can follow.

We hope you find these blogs helpful as you navigate through life's many challenges and opportunities!

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Parenting Our Parents: Protecting Our Parents When They Become Vulnerable

Posted by Anthony Serra | Dec 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Becoming a caregiver for your aging parents can be challenging requiring us to detect as early as possible what their deficits might be. It requires patience and persistence along with a commitment to spending time observing them and listening to what they have to say. Changing the family dynamics and culture to welcome outside help is another important strategy that will keep your parents out of a care facility for as long as possible.

Estate Planning and Unmarried Couples

Posted by Anthony Serra | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marriage is not just a partnership, it is a business arrangement, albeit a very loving business arrangement. Marriage can have a significant financial impact on a family and on an estate plan. Estate panning is just as important for unmarried couples as it is for married couples.

Co-Executors – IMPERFECT Together

Posted by Anthony Serra | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When choosing who should be the executor of your estate, it is best to avoid naming two or more people to serve as co-executors. Instead, it is better to appoint the one person who you believe is most able and willing to take care of your affairs in a reasonable, objective and responsible manner.

Aretha Franklin reportedly died without a will . . . what does that mean?

Posted by Anthony Serra | Aug 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has reportedly died without a will.  As result, the court will now have a great deal to say who will administer the estate and how $80 million in assets will be distributed, having no regard for what Ms. Franklin may have wanted. This can be easily avoided by you doing a simple will that only costs a few hundred dollars.

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