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Hydration, Oxygen and the Terminal Patient
March 18, 2019

Some clients ask if dehydration is painful. It’s no picnic if you are an otherwise healthy individual stranded in the desert…

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A Hotbed of Trust Litigation: Right of Occupancy Provisions.
February 28, 2019

How many of you out there are in 2nd and 3rd marriages? Raise your hands. How many of you raising your…

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A Study of the Living Trust
February 14, 2019

A Study of the Living Trust Over the last twenty-five years, I have been asked thousands of questions regarding the Living…

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Natural Death (Part II)
February 7, 2019

Natural Death (Part II) Previously, we discussed the issue of energy in the termination of life process. In this newsletter, I want…

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Natural Death
December 4, 2018

The following represents excerpts from the book, Dying to Know by Tani Bahti and my view and comments on the particular…

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Living Trust v. Financial DPA
November 13, 2018

Living Trust v. Financial DPA Roles of the Fiduciaries If you are reading this, there is a good chance you already…

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It’s Late in the 4th Quarter and I’m out of Timeouts.
October 30, 2018

“It’s Late in the 4th Quarter and I’m out of Timeouts.” This is a statement made to me by one of…

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Essential Trust Provisions: Heggstad
August 28, 2018

Unbeknownst to many, a necessary step in creating your Living Trust agreement is funding the Trust. You can create a Living Trust,…

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Client Confusion – “Who Does What In Which Documents”
August 23, 2018

I was involved in a consultation with a potential new Living Trust client the other day which has prompted me to…

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A-B Trusts from Dr. Jeckyl to Mr. Hyde – Tax Issues for the Children
July 23, 2018

Tax Issues for the Children Problem: If you have an A-B Trust which mandates the division of the Trust estate on…

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