How Longevity Science Is Slowing Diseases of Aging 

Former President Jimmy Carter has lived longer than 46 other presidents in more than 230 years. At 98 years old, Carter, the 39th president, has outlived George H. W. Bush by just under four years– something that seemed unlikely … [Read more...]

Why Are People So Afraid of Estate Planning?

Q. I read your recent article on Aretha Franklin’s multiple handwritten wills and the family strife that ensued for five years after she died. The situation provided a great example for why all of us should have properly written … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: August Is National Make-A-Will Month!

Dear Raider, I read somewhere that August is National Make-A-Will Month. My wife and I are thinking about doing our estate planning soon but feel like we should be more prepared prior to getting started. What do you suggest I … [Read more...]

Emma Heming Willis Opens Up About Caregiving for a Loved One with Frontotemporal Dementia

Last year, Bruce Willis’ family announced that he would be stepping away from acting due to cognitive decline caused by aphasia, a condition affecting the ability to speak and understand. The actor’s symptoms progressed, and in … [Read more...]

Aretha Franklin’s Sons Clash in Court Over Handwritten Wills

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died five years ago, in 2018, at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Through her six-decade career in the music business, she left behind a legacy that included over 75 million record sales, 17 Top … [Read more...]

How Does Estate Planning Work for Multigenerational Living Arrangements?

Q. To save money, my parents, my husband and I, and our daughter and her family all live under one roof in a much bigger home than any of us could afford alone in Northern Virginia. With this living arrangement, I can care for my … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Does Estate Planning Help Families Avoid Feuds? 

Dear Kiwi and Mango,  I heard somewhere that not having estate planning in place can make family feuds more likely. Can you explain why? I need to convince my family to come in and get our estate planning done. Thanks so much … [Read more...]

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