Category Archives: Estate Planning

Honoring end of life wishes – Engage with Grace

Sometimes we become aware of things because of a plan.  Sometimes we become aware of things because of happenstance.  In this case, the latter is true, as the bulk of this post is part of a movement to have us communicate our end of life wishes to our loved ones.  In the professional world I…

Adventures in (not) Estate Planning #2: Why the Focus on the Lack of a Will?

There is a lot of ventilating going on over on the Houston Chronicle website with regards to the Estate of Thomas Araguz, III. As I noted the other day, there are questions related to the gender of the Captain’s wife.  But much of the discussion misses the mark with regards to the real issue. Many…

US News article highlights the dangers of DIY Estate Planning

In an online article posted June 29, writer Kimberly Palmer highlights some of the issues surrounding do-it-yourself estate planning.  The interesting part of this article is the defense of DIY estate planning by the general counsel for LegalZoom.  The defense seems to be something along the lines of “well, the documents are better than no…

On the Estate Tax Changes for Nurses

Nursing issues are not the only things this blog will cover, despite the general focus.  There are issues of general importance that occasionally will merit a post – and since I also practice estate planning (though I still want to practice estate planning primarily for nurses and other healthcare professionals!), I pay attention to estate…