Entries by Evan Krame

Plan for the End

Can you clearly state the medical treatment you want at the end of your life? Many execute a living will to express their desires in case of a terminal illness or end-stage condition. We might not know when a disease is terminal or when that condition has reached the end stage. One challenge is to […]

Beach Boy Guardianship

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys fame was the subject of the film Love & Mercy. Wilson was portrayed by both Paul Dano, as a young Brian, and John Cusack as a more mature Brian. The film addresses Wilson’s lifelong struggle with mental illness. Perhaps it is no surprise that the Court in California received […]

Dangers of Being a Trustee

Have you been named the trustee of a trust? Perhaps a family member or close friend has honored you with the designation. Yet, the savvy trustee should be wary of taking on a fiduciary role. One recent Maryland case shines a spotlight on the dangers of being a trustee. As a fiduciary, you have responsibilities […]

Losing Control

Cindy Birdsong, of the Supremes, needed help controlling her dwindling assets. Mavis Leno, Jay’s wife, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before having completed her estate planning. After suffering a brain aneurism, Joni Mitchell was unable to make medical decisions. For each of these women, Courts were asked to appoint a Conservator. Cindy Birdsong. Courts appoint […]

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Aretha Franklin Getting RESPECT

Imagine you are sitting on a couch at home. With pen in hand, you jot down notes about how your assets should be distributed when you die. You tuck the pages into a spiral notebook and shove the notebook under the couch cushions.  Perhaps you are just an ordinary Joe or Josephine or Aretha Franklin. […]

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