Category: Family Dynamics

The Harmonious Family that Won’t Fight? The Outcome May Surprise You

By Melissa A. Register May 15, 2019 Posted in Family Dynamics

Most families are happy families. They get together for the holidays, share laughs, and tell stories. Everyone gets along and enjoys each other’s company. Then, the matriarch or patriarch dies. Suddenly, years of pent-up resentment and hurt feelings bubble to the surface, and the once-happy family is now embroiled in litigation over the decedent’s estate.

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Five Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Side of Estate Planning

By Melissa A. Register December 3, 2018 Posted in Family Dynamics

When you hear the phrase “estate plan,” you might first think about paperwork. Or your mind might land on some of the uncomfortable topics that estate planning confronts head-on: end-of-life decisions, incapacity, and your family’s legacy from generation to generation. Those subjects hit home for everyone. But while that could feel like a reason to avoid estate planning, the emotional nature of these decisions is actually a reason to embrace the process with enthusiasm.

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How an Estate Planning Letter of Intent Can Help Your Family

By Melissa A. Register September 4, 2018 Posted in Family Dynamics

Estate planning is an important task that everyone should undertake as it helps to protect your family and loved one’s financial future. However, estate planning can do much more than focus on finances…it can also provide for care of those you leave behind.

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