I Woke Up Dead…Now What?! Welcome to a candid #conversation about #life. This is a safe place to share #experiences, learn best practices, and ask the tough questions in order to prepare for end-of-life realties we all will face, not only for ourselves, but our #pets too! Episode 6: Emergency Room Visit Do you know who is LEGALLY in charge of … [Read more...] about Episode 6: Emergency Room Visit-Who is LEGALLY in Charge of Your Funeral?
Debt After Death
An open letter to life insurance companies everywhere! Disclaimer: This is a true story. The date, names of the individuals, and the “household name" of the insurance company has been changed, but not the sequence of events. Dear Life Insurance Company CEO/President, Re: Betsey Smith Policy A1B2C3 The purpose of this #letter is … [Read more...] about What Ever Happened to The Vice President of “Common Sense?”
Hello friends! All too often, the families we serve at Clock Funeral Home and Cremation Services (our family’s funeral home), at some point during the arrangement conference make the statement that their loved one had a will. When I hear this, I always become concerned, as a “Will and Last Testament” is only one of many pieces of the puzzle, so to … [Read more...] about Why You Need More Than A Will
This question is one that’s asked on a regular basis. What’s important to understand is that the answer is the same regardless of your involvement or relationship with your parents – caregiver, advocate or even estranged, the broad answer is, debt “including medical bills” does NOT pass down to the survivors of the deceased. All debt including … [Read more...] about Who’s Responsible For My Parent’s Medical Bills After They Die?
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?
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