Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

With Coronavirus cases continuing to dominate the national conversation and shape the way we as a society reevaluate our own sense of mortality, estate planning decisions have naturally followed suit. More, there has been a palpable sense of urgency reverberating throughout the country as a direct result of this pandemic to both procure and establish their end-of-life plans sooner than many previously anticipated. Unfortunately, the same push for estate planning […]

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

The current pandemic has created a number of issues that continue to reverberate throughout the nation. While a volatile stock market and frightening unemployment numbers are often expected whenever something as life-altering as COVID-19 comes along, some of the other ripple effects that have arrived in its wake likely were not as foreseeable. One effect of the pandemic has been an increase in requests for wills and other estate planning […]

The Estate of Tom Petty

The Estate of Tom Petty

Many times after a celebrity passes away, talk revolving around the decedent’s estate shifts to the controversies associated with dying without a proper will having ever been established.  However, sometimes even when a celebrity has created a will, complications can still arise.  One particular example of this is currently playing out regarding the estate of legendary performing artist Tom Petty. Petty’s estate was left to his widow, Dana York, and […]

Elder Fraud and People with Cognitive Disabilities

Elder Fraud and People with Cognitive Disabilities

Elder fraud is an increasing problem, especially for those with cognitive disabilities such as dementia. A recent study by the Rush University Alzheimer’s center further demonstrated this point in showing that seniors who fall victim to elder scams might be at a higher risk of developing cognitive disabilities. The study’s findings suggest that there is correlation between low scam awareness and a higher likelihood of developing serious cognitive disabilities such […]

What Do Trusts and the Broncos Have in Common?

What Do Trusts and the Broncos Have in Common?

A little over four years ago, Pat Bowlen, owner of the NFL’s Denver Broncos franchise, made the decision to turn over control of the team to three trustees, due in large part to Bowlen’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease. There, the trustees established benchmarks that Bowlen’s seven children from two marriages would need to meet if one of them wanted to be controlling owner of the Broncos. Fast forward to today and […]