Why Do You Need a Health Care Directive?

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Power of Attorney

“A heath care directive is a legal document that lets you express your health care preferences and, if you wish, designate authority to someone to …

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning, Guardians, Probate, Trusts, Wills

“If you think of estate planning as something only ultra-wealthy people need to do, you’re not alone. That’s a common misconception.” Financial planners know that …

How To Plan For Incapacity

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Fiduciaries, Power of Attorney

“One in four American adults live with a disability, according to the Center for Disease Control. One in 10 adults over the age of 65 …

Estate Planning Is a Gift and a Legacy for Loved Ones

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Executor, Guardians, Wills

“Talking about death makes most of us uncomfortable, so we don’t plan for it. That’s a big mistake, because if you don’t have an end-of-life …

Your Estate Plan Needs To Be Customized

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Medicaid, Power of Attorney, Special Needs

“Estate planning documents often are treated like the photocopied permission slip for a child’s field trip. You fill in your name, include the children’s names …

Why You Need an Advance Directive Right Now

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Power of Attorney, Wills

“COVID-19 is quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the United States. As of today, Indiana has over 37,000 cases of COVID-19 and over …

Your Children Wish You Had an Estate Plan

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Guardians, Healthcare, Long-term Care Planning, Nursing Home, Power of Attorney

“Without a proper elder law estate plan, the children’s responsibilities are even more exhausting, stressful and sad.” It is the adult children who are in …

Estate Planning Basics for Difficult Times

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning, HIPAA Authorization, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

“With all these anxieties and unknowns weighing on your mind, it might feel like there’s suddenly a pressing need to get your affairs in order―just …