Should You Get a Divorce Now or Later?
Several key changes in the law may determine whether it is better to complete or update a divorce agreement by Dec. 31 or wait until the new year.
One of the biggest changes affects alimony, which will not be a tax break for Americans whose divorce agreements are completed or updated after this year. The new tax law is also causing parting spouses to look more closely at benefits for their children and the values of privately owned businesses and partnerships.
Before You Move in With Family: A Checklist
Multigenerational housing can make sense in many ways: Older parents can be near their adult children in the event of health issues or emergencies, and when there are young grandchildren, having another set of adults around can make child-rearing easier. But there are a number of things that should be sorted out before deciding to share a home.
Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive
As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. And how best to deal with our homes — often our most valuable asset — is among the most fraught questions that need addressing.
How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
What will it take to age well in place, in the surroundings we’ve long cherished that bring us physical, social and emotional comfort? What adaptations are needed to assure our safety and comfort and relieve our children’s legitimate concerns for our welfare?
One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.
Dr. Barak Gaster, an internist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, had spent three years working with specialists in geriatrics, neurology, palliative care and psychiatry to come up with a five-page document that he calls a dementia-specific advance directive.