Do you struggle to keep up with the latest technology? Just when you started to understand the internet, social media, smartphones and smart-whatever showed up. Are you ready for AI—artificial intelligence—or VR—virtual reality—the next big technology that is just around the corner? And what comes after that? If you thought you could get away from all of this by dying, think again! Whether you are a technophobe or embrace the most current technology, when you pass away, someone still has to … [Read more...] about What Is Arizona’s New Digital Assets Law?
“If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.” -Stephen Shore For adults on the spectrum, their ability to manage their daily lives greatly varies. Each has unique needs and abilities. Routines for many on the spectrum are extremely important and a disruption of that routine can cause major setbacks in their life. So what happens when a parent dies? Such an event can be devastating when the parent is the primary caregiver. The number of children with autism … [Read more...] about Autistic Adult Children Require Careful and Customized Planning
Congratulations to all the parents of 2016 graduates! Why am I congratulating you? You, the parents, have made it through the trying high school years of adolescence, tears and friendship drama, frustration over last minute homework projects and continual support that may have gone unrecognized! Eighteen years goes by in a blink of an eye, right? Now your child is preparing for the last summer at home before he or she heads out the door to college. Your child is preparing to spend the summer … [Read more...] about Sending Your Children Off to College? Don’t Forget Their POA!
Music lovers around the world mourned the recent death of Prince. Regardless of whether you grew up listening to Prince’s unique style of music or not, you know he had a profound impact on the development of pop music. But what about his legacy? What will happen to his estate? Like so many Americans, it appears Prince died without a will—or in legal terms, he died intestate. There is much we don’t know, such as how much his estate is worth, who will be in charge of handling his affairs, and … [Read more...] about Does a Prince Need a Will?
Today, as I met with a client I’ll call “Lily,” she revealed she was recently diagnosed with dementia, yet you wouldn’t know it for most of our meeting. She spoke clearly, talked about her childhood, her love of cooking and dancing, and how she enjoys eating at nice restaurants. She told me about her assets, who she wants to manage her affairs and how she wants everything to go to her son and his kids after she dies. She wants to avoid court and doesn’t want to pay extra taxes—but who … [Read more...] about Proper Planning Before it’s Too Late
Did you miss it? Were you prepared? How did you celebrate? What? National Healthcare Decisions Day, of course! April 16th is a day set aside to think—if just for a day—about the importance of planning ahead and making decisions about your health care treatment. Do you care who will make your health care decisions if you can’t make them for yourself? Do you care what medical treatment you will, or will not, have if you can’t communicate those decisions to your health care professionals? We … [Read more...] about How Did You Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day?
As a single mom, I plan very detailed lists for each of my kids’ daily activities: who is taking them to school, who is picking them up from practice, do they have snacks and water, have they packed all the appropriate clothes and shoes? I feel good that I have provided for their daily needs. I go about my business always assuming I will come home to them at the end of the day, help with homework, kiss them goodnight, and do it all again the next day. But what if the unthinkable … [Read more...] about Planning for When You Don’t Come Home
Ellen sat in my office, her eyes fixed in a stare at nothing in particular. I could see the tears starting to fill her eyes, tears which she was fighting to hold back, hoping I wouldn’t notice. For the past two years, Ellen had been the primary caregiver for Monte, her husband of 54 years. Monte’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s two years earlier was devastating to the couple, and I shouldn’t have been surprised by Ellen’s reaction when I asked her how she was coping. Her response, or lack of response, … [Read more...] about The True Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease
We are saddened by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, who at his death was the longest serving member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Regardless of whether you agreed with him or not, you knew he would always be good for a memorable quip or piercing challenge to his opponent’s legal argument. You might be surprised to know that scientific research has proven Justice Scalia was the funniest of all justices.1 What do we know about the plan he left behind to handle his estate and care for his … [Read more...] about What Will Be Antonin Scalia’s Lasting Legacy?
Happy Holidays to all, from all of us at Kinghorn Heritage Law Group. Watch our special holiday message here. … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays from Kinghorn Heritage Law Group