Virginia Elder Law and Estate Planning attorney, Melanie Lee offers insights and advice to help families protect themselves and those they love and preserve their assets in a practical and easy manner I am an estate planning attorney because estate planning or someone’s lack of planning touched my life in a very real and personal way. The truth is, I remember the very day I became interested in Estate planning. After graduating from Law School, I was completing a clerkship and headed to … [Read more...] about Advice from Your Eldest daughter: Estate Planning and Elder Law blog
Today we live in a more health conscious society than in years past. We know that drinking lots of water is essential. Eating a diet with a good balance of fruits and vegetables is essential. Working out and keeping our bodies moving is essential. You know what else is essential? Updating Your Estate Plan. Even if you have an estate plan, if your documents are out of date you can still run into trouble down the road. Actor Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain star and most famously known for his … [Read more...] about Updating Your Estate Plan Is Essential
“You got a package deal!” Proudly proclaimed my step-son as he hugged me good night with a huge grin on his face. The truth is he was completely right! My twelve year old son is everything a mom/step mom could ask for. When I married the man of my prayers last year, I not only became a wife but a mother. Like millions of Americans, I have a blended family. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, blended families now outnumber traditional families in America. Interestingly enough, rising … [Read more...] about Blended and Pureed Families: Protecting Your Loved Ones
James Brown reminds us again to “Get on Up” to Estate Planning Recently, the highly anticipated movie “Get on Up” staring Chadwick Boseman hit theaters. Like many, I rushed to the theater to see the movie based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul. The movie was an entertaining depiction of his personal journey from an impoverished childhood, through personal struggles as an adult and his ultimate rise to iconic status. Yet, I could not watch the movie without remembering the … [Read more...] about Would James Brown Feel Good About His Estate Plan?