Memorial Day Estate Planning Thoughts

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  • Good posting. One issue that comes up a lot is regarding the health care and end of life decisions. More time should be spent considering what the clients want or don’t want, burial vs. cremation, organ donations, etc. so that the family knows the intentions. Especially in a second (or third!) marriage, since many states allow the spouse to be in charge of the body, but the kids of the first marriage say their parent wanted to buried with the predeceased spouse. We have had situations where the body was ‘on ice’ for a week while the matter was being resolved, and there were 2 separate wakes…..and this gets expensive also!

    — Hyman G. Darling
    Bacon Wilson P.C.

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