Who is responsible for my parent’s credit card debt, mortgage and other outstanding financial obligations when my parent’s die? Many of us boomers are finding ourselves functioning in a role as a caretaker or advocate for our aging parents. Being their next of kin does bring on certain moral / ethical obligations, however when it comes to the … [Read more...] about Debt after death?
As responsible adults, we try to plan for life’s unexpected events. We purchase all kinds of insurance, many of us even have pet insurance. Why? Because we want to want to make sure that if the unforeseen happens either those we leave behind are financially solvent or that we have the resources to recover. In fact, it's become common practice to … [Read more...] about In Case of Emergency – Protect Your Pet!
Don't confuse good intentions with expertise - there is a difference! Grief can make people do irrational things. If fact, some people who are grieving may not even realize that they are out of control. They may be trying so hard to remain in check, that everyone else can clearly see they are not. I’d like to share with you a true story my … [Read more...] about Do Your Due Diligence!
It’s true – pets do have the intelligence and ability to communicate with their owners. If you are skeptic about the ability for animals to communicate both between themselves and with humans, let me share with you that moment I stopped questioning and started believing. In June of 2006 our family sheltie and funeral home certified Therapy Dog … [Read more...] about Pets communicate!
Estate Planning Attorney vs. Eldercare Attorney If you want to keep your money, the wrong choice could cost you thousands of dollars. Know the difference! Learn how to select an eldercare attorney. Yes, today we now have Eldercare Attorneys, which are not to be confused with Estate Planning Attorneys. Just like in the medical profession, … [Read more...] about How to Select an Eldercare Attorney
Hello and welcome to my blog “askjodi”. If you have been following one of my other blogs – this will now serve as my official blog. For those of you who are unfamiliar with me or my area of expertise, it revolves around end of life issues for both humans and pets. Initially, you may ask yourself what’s the correlation between the two? If you … [Read more...] about First Post ..and Welcome!