When a person learns that they will be receiving some manner of inheritance from the estate of a loved one who recently passed, chances are good that they'll feel mixed emotions. On the one hand, they are likely still mourning the recent loss of their friend or family member and unconcerned with material things, while on the other hand that might be excited by the prospect of receiving some money and/or property.
As the parents of a disabled child, you naturally do everything in your power to ensure that they are not only provided for in every conceivable way, but also that their lives are both happy and fulfilling. While these efforts are to be commended, it's also important to remember that your parental duties extend beyond just the here and now.
June 26, 2015 was a day of great celebration for LGBT couples across the nation and around the world, as the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its historic decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states in Obergefell v. Hodges.
In our last post, our blog spent some time discussing how a person's estate plan can't be considered truly complete until they have made the necessary arrangements for their medical care, something that can actually be accomplished relatively easily thanks in large part to Massachusetts's Health Care Proxy Law.