The pandemic is causing us to consider a lot of things that we may not have before, even if maybe we should have. It brings to mind something a colleague of mine shared recently. One unremarkable weekend, she left her small children with a babysitter and headed out to enjoy dinner at a restaurant with…

What is the difference between a life partner and a spouse? Some people don’t think there’s a difference between a life partner and a spouse, but I’m here to tell you, today, that there is.   All right. So, imagine you’ve been with the same partner for the past 20 years versus being married to…

If you’re a parent, you may feel even more guilty than usual. If so, you are definitely not alone. Currently, the burden is on you to both carry on with your work and manage your child’s full-time care and education. Two full-time jobs that you’re trying to do by yourself, likely without teachers or care…

Estate Planning for usernames and passwords Doesn’t it blow your mind, just how many usernames and passwords we have for everything? Things on our computers, on our phones, all over the place, for a lot of us, for our homes even.      There are 2 things we need to think about… There’s two things…

Wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, and legal guardian nominations are on many of our hearts and minds as COVID-19 compels us to face our own fragility and mortality. It’s not as if we didn’t know we would all die (or become incapacitated) one day, but within our current reality, that “one day”…

How do you stop a will being contested? We’ve all seen TV shows and movies where someone passes away and there’s a large inheritance and all of a sudden, everyone comes out of the woodwork trying to get a piece of the action. When someone is unhappy with what they’ve gotten, what happens? People end…

Today, we want to focus on one of the major risks of not being “in the know” when it comes to your parents’ estate planning matters: the undue influence of bad actors. In a previous article, we shared steps to understanding your parents’ estate planning and the nature of their assets, as well as how…