“A lawyer can explain complicated laws, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and pensions, explain the authors of the Indiana Laws of Aging handbook. “A lawyer can help with problems of divorce, child custody, landlord-tenant relations, credit sales, property transactions, and represent you in negotiations with persons with whom you have a dispute,” they add.

All these things are certainly true. Yet here at Rebecca W. Geyer and Associates, our years of experience working with people facing transitions in their lives or in the lives of loved ones have taught us another truth:

The more people who come to us for help have asked themselves certain estate planning questions, and the more they understand some of the planning issues at stake, the better job we as attorneys are able to do helping them accomplish their goals.

That’s why, every few days, we’re going to be offering news stories, updates, and explanations in this new blog series. We might be describing situations that make you chuckle. We’ll be raising legal issues that make you think; we might even be raising questions that make you squirm.

And, whether we discuss blended families, protecting children, retirement decisions, healthcare decisions, social security issues or long term care choices, our goal is to keep you in the know.

It’s interesting that, in a 2014 Intra-Family Generational Finance Study by Fidelity Investments,
64% of parents and their adult children “aren’t on the same page about when the right time is to have conversations about estate planning.”

At Geyer & Associates, we hoping that, by way of sharing some of our blog posts, you’ll help start some of those very crucial conversations…

– by Ronnie of the Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates blog team