When do you need guardianship?

When Does Your Family Member Need Guardianship?

Suppose you have a 17-year-old child with a developmental or cognitive disability. Do you need guardianship before they turn 18? Is it OK to wait, or to forego guardianship altogether? First: what is guardianship? While your children are minors, you have the authority to make medical and placement decisions for them (we’re ignoring the possibility…

Should you write your own will?

Should You Write Your Own Will?

Writing a will shouldn’t be that hard. There’s plenty of online help and advice, and forms readily available. Shouldn’t you be able to write your own will? What could go wrong? Before you consider whether to write your own will, think about the kinds of problems that might arise. If the problems are not great,…