Critter Corner: New Technology for Seniors Who Are Aging-in-Place

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother insists on staying in her home as long as she can. I live 100 miles away, and can’t be there as often as I would like, and I worry about her safety and security. Is there any new technology out … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

Dear Baxter, I am getting older, and so is my dog, Brutus. In his old age, he is overweight and very lazy. What are some resolutions I can make that will help make me a better pet owner, and to make my pet … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion Amounts for 2017

Dear Angel, I noticed you sent out the new key elder law numbers last week, but I did not see anything about gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for 2017. What are the new gift and estate tax exclusion numbers for 2017, and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Are Some Holiday Gifts That My Grandparents Would Enjoy?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, Every year, I find it hard to find gifts for my grandparents. I used to buy books for them, but their eyesight is declining. Do you have any suggestions you can share? Thanks! Chris … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Dogs Get Dementia?

Dear Baxter, My Shih Tzu, Morty, is getting up there in age. I recently saw him exhibiting some rather odd behaviors. For instance, he spins in circles, performs repetitive behaviors, and often appears completely lost or … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Driver Cessation and the Advance Driving Directive

Dear Angel, My mother has had Parkinson’s for 5 years and is a little shaky, but her doctor says she can still drive for the time being. Unfortunately, when the time comes for her to give up the car keys, I see it being a very … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Medicaid and Prepaid Funerals

Dear Angel, We are considering whether to prepay for my husband’s funeral to lock in prices, to relieve the burden of family members during what will surely be a stressful time, and to ensure his personal wishes are carried … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Estate Planning Services Tax Deductible?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, Every year, at around this time, I begin paying close attention to tax deductions, as the end of the year is drawing near. I was wondering, if someone has used your firm to do estate planning in 2016 or … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Federal Initiatives for Autism

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. I know there are lots of private initiatives out there to raise money and awareness. What I don't know is whether there are any federal initiatives that may be in … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Questions to Ask at a Nursing Home Interview

Dear Baxter, My husband and I are evaluating nursing homes for his mother. We set up several tours. We are wondering if you could suggest questions to ask at these meetings? Thanks for your help! Wanda … [Read more...]