September 2023 Estate Planning Newsletter

tara frame office pasadenaGreetings again from the “she-shed!” As we prepare to send the kids back to school and college, we are focusing the theme of this newsletter on young people.

As I prepared to send my own son back to college this year, it reminded me that there are some things you can do to ensure that your entire family has the legal documentation they need for any emergency – and that includes your college kids! Learn what you need to know and do to prepare and protect your family in the article below.

Our young people, in particular, are facing mental health challenges that are really concerning. The national statistics show that more than 25% of adults ages 18-24 have seriously considered suicide and 18% of high school students reported similar thoughts. This is a serious problem but, we can all do something to help reduce these statistics. Below you’ll learn more about how our team is raising awareness to prevent suicide.

As you enjoy the summer with friends and family, I urge you to start the conversations that will mean the most if you or your loved ones experience any sort of crisis. Our free legal guides are an easy way to educate yourself and begin these often-difficult conversations.  I hope the articles below will help!

power of attorney for college kidsDon’t Wait for an Emergency!

If you are preparing to send your child off to college, or already have kids in college, this time of year brings a flurry of preparations. From dorm room essentials to class schedules, the checklist can seem endless. However, there’s one crucial item that parents often overlook amidst the excitement and flurry, namely, will you be able to make important decisions for your college student, if an emergency arises? Having a power of attorney for your college children is vital. This articles provides tips that can help!


GUIDE TO GUARDIANSHIP IN MARYLANDProtecting Vulnerable Individuals with Guardianship

Do you have a family member with special needs?  Learn how guardianship serves to protect vulnerable individuals who are unable to make decisions for themselves and what your role as a guardian entails.

This new guide will help answer common questions, alternatives, and help you learn how to navigate the guardianship process in Maryland.  Download the free guide and learn what you need to know about Guardianship in Maryland.


walk to prevent suicideA Walk to Prevent Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. As part of our involvement with Thrive Business community and our firm’s ongoing commitment to support the communities in which we live and work, members of our team will be walking on Saturday, 9/16/23 to raise awareness for this important cause. Please join us or consider donating to our team!


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