Author Leslie Milk and her late husband thought they shared everything, but there were conversations they never had that made Mr. Milk's passsing even more difficult and exacerbated her grief. Mrs. Milk shares her story about the unexpected fallout after her husband's death in this insightful article from the AARP. Click HERE for the full story.
While autumn is in the air and you can feel the seasons starting to change here in Massachusetts, parts of the country are still experiencing devastating flooding and the after effects of Hurricane Michael. Mexico Beach, Florida was nearly flattened by Michael's fury. The death toll stands at 36 today, and 37 people perished in Hurricane Florence just last month. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs through November. So, just because autumn has arrived in the Bay State, that doesn't mean we are out of the woods. Just six years ago, the second costliest hurricane in history, Hurricane Sandy, hit in late October. Winter snow storms and potential power outages are also just around the corner! It's always good to be prepared; and seniors need to have a plan ready as much as, perhaps even more than, the rest of us.
Aretha Franklin passed on August 13, 2018 - intestate. That means she had no will or trust and a judge will be deciding how her estate is distributed in public probate proceedings. This will have many implications for her family. Our American Academy of Estate Planning attorneys Colleague, Steve Harnett takes a look at some of them in this blog.