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Embracing Death

Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:27

CandleIf you are like me, you may not like thinking or even talking about dying, especially if it’s about you or a loved one. I frequently see the same discomfort in my clients’ faces when we discuss the subject. Discomfort and denial help many of us avoid the topic. Yet death can’t be avoided – at least not yet…

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Probate Problems

Friday, 08 May 2015 13:31

UnhappyHere is an example of a common question we receive in relation to probate: “My mother recently passed away. I believe I have an inheritance, but I do not have a copy of her will and the Executor will not share it with me. What are my legal rights in this situation?”

I posed this question to Attorney David Banas, who said…

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Sonja's Suggestions: Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

Friday, 29 August 2014 09:12

Sonjas SuggestionsWhere did the summer go?! August has come and gone in a blink of an eye.   Most of my conversations with our clients and visitors have been centered on the fact that Old Man Winter is looming around the corner – a thought that many of us find disconcerting. Didn’t we just put away our boots and shovels? Well, until it’s time to dig them out again, I think we need to enjoy what we have left of the summer. We still have plenty of nice, warm days ahead, so here are my suggestions for making the most of them:

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Sonja's Suggestions: Caregiving

Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:34

Sonjas SuggestionsMy heart goes out to caregivers.  It is an emotionally exhausting role, often causing family members to constantly worry about their loved one.  Will they be okay?  Did they eat enough?  Did they take their medicine?  Did I do this or that correctly?  It doesn’t stop.  And then there is the paperwork…..the never ending paperwork that always seems to be there and a challenge to complete.  Yikes!   How do they do it?!  It can be very overwhelming for them. 

Here are a few suggestions for these wonderful people:

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