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October 29, 2018
Did you know that Montgomery County, Maryland has a Commission on Aging? In Fact, it does. The Commission on Aging (COA) was established by Montgomery County in 1974, under a requirement of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended in 1973. Members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. COA advises County government on the needs, interests, and issues of older adult residents. It also advocates on behalf of those residents at the […]
September 14, 2018
As an estate planning attorney in Silver Spring, MD, I hear lots of reasons why people haven’t gotten around to making an estate plan. The Washington Post, my local newspaper, usually publishes a Five Myths column with guest writers on Sundays. In the spirit of that column, here are five myths – or reasons – I hear all too frequently when I ask people whether they have made an estate plan. I’m too young, and I don’t own enough to […]
January 19, 2018
It’s always good to have a plan for whatever you’re going to do. And as Ben Franklin famously said, nothing is sure but death and taxes. Most of us don’t know when we might die. It’s better to have an estate plan and not need it anytime soon than not to have one if you do need one. There are many good reasons to prepare an estate plan. Here are my top five.