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Dr. Adam Hill, an emergency room doctor, and Neena Budhraja, a physician’s assistant, both work in New York City public hospitals that are overwhelmed by the coronavirus. They sat down one night to address a growing concern: Determining who would be their 18-month son Nolan’s legal guardian if they became...

We’ve lived through some tough times. Many of us remember the way the Vietnam War, and Watergate tore our country apart. The 2008 recession eliminated many small businesses, and it took a few years for the rest of us to get back on our feet and begin to prosper. And...

As millions of American families mourn and others suffer with the coronavirus and its aftereffects, fraudsters are rolling up their sleeves and polishing their skills to take advantage of the most vulnerable among us. These people are wily—they follow the headlines and adapt their messaging They model their scams to fit the...

Shelly and Doris were retired flight attendants who lived in Lafayette. They’d never met during their careers, but now that they were retired, they’d become great friends and loved to laugh and share stories over a glass of wine. When Shelly went into the hospital for routine surgery and died from...

With the coronavirus has come a new urgency to create estate planning documents. Those who are scheduling appointments don’t fit a stereotype. There are seniors, of course, but also those thinking about retirement, single adults and young families who want to provide a safety net for their children. Many of the...

The life-threatening coronavirus has completely upended our lives. Families with small children or elderly family members are feeling especially vulnerable. The result is more people feeling the need to create Living Trusts. We recently created a Living Trust for “Jim” and “Monica”. They’re in their late 30s with two kids—“Ben” is...

We want all of our clients to know that we remain open throughout this period Our offices are open and we’ve instituted stringent sanitation procedures that include masks and gloves. We’re also permitting just one set of clients in our offices at a time and following the six-foot distancing guidelines. We’re also...

We’re all uneasy as we face the biggest health challenge of our lifetimes. Despite stringent safety precautions, this remains a highly contagious disease, and we’re all feeling vulnerable. Many people are feeling the urgency to create estate planning documents. But estate planning isn’t only about what happens after a loved one’s death Estate...

Every family right now is frightened by the magnitude of the coronavirus. They may be thinking about whether or not they should create a Living Trust. For those families with children under 18, an important part of our Trust package is the Will, where you can name a Guardian to...

During this health crisis, we’ve developed new procedures to ensure the comfort and safety of our clients. All of our team wear masks and gloves; we change these for each new client. We are taking social distancing seriously. Only one set of clients is allowed in the office at a...

During this health crisis that seems to grow in magnitude every day, parents have new concerns about life planning. In this time of uncertainty, many parents are creating Guardianships in case something should happen to them. Choosing a guardian may be one of the most difficult decisions you will make You’re identifying...

Hundreds of thousands of Americans’ lives have been ruined by opioids From 1999-2017, nearly 400,000 people died from an overdose involving an opioid. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. There are other opioid users who are fighting agonizing, lonely and often losing battles with their addition. An...