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Because We Are Human

Welcome to Life/Death/Law. A podcast about estate planning, an issue that affects all of us, because we're human. Lawyers tend to make estate planning both boring and hard, but I think it doesn't need to be either one. After 20 years writing about it and writing estate plans for hundreds of families, I actually think it's a fascinating and rich topic. Death is like sex. We all do it, but we're often afraid to talk about it. I created the Life/Death/Law podcast to answer your questions with no judgment and to bring your experts on topics that matter. Are you ready? Let's get started.

Latest Articles and Episodes
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What Does Fair Mean in a Family?
Is it OK to leave your children unequal shares of your assets?  Here’s how the issue was framed in the Ethicist column on the New York Times Magazine: This is the situation: An elderly parent has a fair amount of money and two children. One is wealthy with luxury properties, a spouse…
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DIY Estate Planning for the Pandemic
  If you are stuck at home and without basic legal documents, listen up. In the spirit of offering what I can to help people gain some piece of mind amidst the panic and uncertainty of the pandemic, here are some resources that you can use to get the basics in order, for now. Although none…
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DIY Estate Planning for the Pandemic
  If you are stuck at home and without basic legal documents, listen up. In the spirit of offering what I can to help people gain some piece of mind amidst the panic and uncertainty of the pandemic, here are some resources that you can use to get the basics in order, for now. Although none…
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DIY Estate Planning Resources During The COVID Pandemic
Greetings all. If you are stuck at home and without basic legal documents, read on. In the spirit of offering what I can to help people gain some piece of mind amidst the panic and uncertainty of the pandemic, here are some resources that you can use to get the basics in order, for now. As I…
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Modern Loss: Rebecca Soffer
  In this episode of Life/Death/Law, Rebecca Soffer, the CEO and co-founder of Modern Loss, shares the insights she’s gained from starting a ground-breaking website, Modern Loss, publishing a wonderful new book, Modern Loss: Candid conversations about grief. Beginner’s Welcome,…
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Modern Loss: Rebecca Soffer
  In this episode of Life/Death/Law, Rebecca Soffer, the CEO and co-founder of Modern Loss, shares the insights she’s gained from starting a ground-breaking website, Modern Loss, publishing a wonderful new book, Modern Loss: Candid conversations about grief. Beginner’s Welcome,…
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Inheriting an IRA: What to Do?
Inheriting money is not something most of us do more than once or twice in a lifetime, if ever. For the vast majority of us, this money comes to us free of estate tax, because current law only taxes estates worth more than $10 million, indexed each year for inflation. But money that you…
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Aretha Franklin and the Trouble with Handwritten Wills
When Aretha Franklin died in August of 2018, her family thought that she had died without a will, or as lawyers would say it, intestate. When a person dies without a will, the state has a built-in set of rules, called intestacy laws, that determine who will inherit that person’s estate.…
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