Online Estate Planning: Is It Enough?

Trust lawyers are well aware of the variety of online estate planning tools available to those in Virginia and beyond, such as Quicken WillMaker, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer. The variety of products available can create a false … [Read more...]

Estate Planning for Single Adults

When we typically think of estate planning, we see grandma and grandpa putting together a will and possibly setting up some trusts for the following generations. It’s all about providing for our offspring, right? Not necessarily. … [Read more...]

Two Lessons from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

You may be aware that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, fewer people realize that before October, is September: National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  More than 15,000 women will die from ovarian … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters Prompt Proper Planning

Where were you, when the "Big One" hit? Well, that’s one way to "shake up" your week! For us East Coasters, Tuesday’s earthquake was certainly an unexpected surprise, and a "big one" for our area. We were all fortunate to … [Read more...]

Think Twice Before Filling Out Back to School Emergency Card

If you have minor children at home, you can expect an emergency card to arrive in just a few weeks from your child’s school or day care facility. The point of this card is to allow you to authorize certain people to pick up your … [Read more...]

Parent of a Graduating Senior? Avoid this “Nightmare” Scenario

Your graduating senior may always be your baby, but in the eyes of the law, he or she is now an adult. You need to understand that you can no longer make important medical or financial decisions for your child without their … [Read more...]

No More Reverse Mortgages, Announces Bank of America

Since 2007, my opinions on reverse mortgages have been mixed.  Today, I re-examine my previous articles and prior concerns, due to Bank of America’s monumental announcement Friday that it is exiting the reverse mortgage … [Read more...]

New Hope for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Plus, Unlikely Team of Players Unite to Battle Disease

While it's no secret that Alzheimer's Disease can cause confusion in the estimated 5.1 million Americans directly affected by the disease, both researchers and the general public have spent years perplexed by the disease as well.  … [Read more...]

New Medical Conditions — Including Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease — Now Qualify for Automatic Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are paid to individuals who, after having worked for many years, develop a disabling condition, prior to their normal retirement age, that is so severe that they are no longer able to … [Read more...]