A viewer is concerned that his mother has yet to plan her estate. What are her first steps? Estate planning lawyers Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli explain.
Dave Kuharchik: We have a question tonight about estate planning. The guys with the answer are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli here in the virtual law center. Always a pleasure to see you here.
Ed Ciarimboli: I can guarantee you that if we don’t know the answer, we have really smart people at our office that do.
Dave: You’ll get it. That’s great service. And our service tonight, our question here. Harry from Hazleton saying, “My mother is getting older and I think she needs to plan her estate. What does she need to do?” And I’m sure you’ll both agree that just the thought that this person is thinking about it is a good thing.
Ed: Absolutely. So, Alex Russin in our office handles a ton of estate work. I actually had the pleasure of sitting with him in a meeting the other day with some folks and what he said to them is, come up with a list of items. Come up with a list of things that you’re worried about, that you’re concerned about. Whether it’s what are we going to do with the house, how we’re going to pay for nursing care, whatever it may be. You’re at a point now where it’s early enough that you can address all those things before they happen. So it’s really important that you get to a lawyer and just start planning for when those days come.
Greg Fellerman: Yeah, you can’t plan enough for these situations because it should be an evolving document because things will change. Your estate planning may change as you get older because it can change in a year, two, five, whatever it is. But you have to have lawyers who know what they’re doing. We have a couple on staff that does that. But, it’s a very good question and the fact that you’re asking is really right. Dave is a hundred percent right. So, pick up the phone and give us a call, we’ll tell you what you need to do.
Dave: All right, the phone number, the website are very easy. How about Snapchat? Social media? Facebook questions?
Greg: We get a lot of Facebook questions.
Ed: I love Snapchat.
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