Tips on How to Write Your Own Obituary

If you read the title of this blog post and got a little shiver of discomfort, you’re not alone. Writing your own obituary is a part of legacy planning that can feel somewhat uncomfortable.   Writing our own obituary can feel a little morbid and might feel more than a little self-indulgent, but there’s a good reason why you should. Writing … Read More

Things to Remember When Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, many think of a will — however, a will is just one part of the process. In fact, there are many aspects of an estate plan you need to remember. First is understanding what an estate plan is. An estate plan is responsible for administering your property when you’re gone, including any assets or … Read More

End-Of-Life Planning: Dealing with Difficult Family Dynamics

Even the most cohesive family units can have a difficult time making decisions and working together in an end-of-life (EOL) phase. When we fear the loss of a loved one, we experience a great deal of emotional stress. In many situations, there may also be financial stress or physical stress brought on from caring for a terminally ill relative or … Read More

Apart but Together with Check-Out

Use Check-Out to keep the family connected during the COVID-19 crisis   So, you’re stuck at home and uncertain about the future. Anxious, bored and more alone than ever. The pandemic has family and friends feeling the very same way. After all, we’re all in this together. Everyone phones to check on everyone else, but those calls have already become … Read More

What to Do When a Loved One Dies

Grief isn’t one-size-fits-all. When you experience loss of any kind, the grief process is different for everyone and can vary depending on the person you’ve lost. For some, they’ll need to jump into arranging funerals immediately, making sure property is taken care of and taking in pets left behind. For others, grief will render them incapable of remembering to turn … Read More

What Happens to Your Pet If You Die?

No one wants to think of their pet passing on – it’s a sad and upsetting thought. What many don’t consider is what happens to your pet when you pass on. Unlike your children, significant others, friends, and family, your pet cannot merely continue with their life by their own accord. Without proper estate planning, your pets may be put … Read More

A Living Will: What Is It & Why Do You Need One?

Creating a living will is an act of courage and selflessness A living will — it sounds very serious, but it’s actually quite different from what we know about wills. We’ve all seen those scenes in movies—A family gathers in a room, and a lawyer reads out the last will and testament of a beloved member of the family—Some members … Read More

Build a Lasting End-of-Life Plan in 2020

Use that 20/20 Vision to Build the Ultimate EOL Plan Welcome to the new decade! A new year, a new you… Hopefully, an organized and proactive you. A you that lives in the now, but anticipates the future. A you that moves through life confident in the knowledge that you have prepared to the best of your ability. Planning and … Read More

The Story of Check-Out

From Loss, Comes a New Beginning Who hasn’t experienced a sudden death in the family? It’s pure trauma made worse by the harsh decisions to follow, but does it really have to be that way? The end came suddenly, and unexpectedly. The mother and her only daughter, had chatted on the phone that Saturday afternoon, making plans and discussing an … Read More