Vallone Law Blog

Nobody lives forever, but our legacies will. There's a lot to think about when it comes to your final act and what and who you leave behind. This is a blog about estate planning, elder law, and wisely looking ahead.
Dementia Caregiving

Dementia Caregiving

The experience of caring for dementia patients, especially those with Alzheimer's disease, is challenging for families. Even though you understand...

Intent Letters: Why They Are Important

Intent Letters: Why They Are Important

Business and personal issues can be addressed in a letter of intent (LOI). Your LOI is a valuable piece in your estate planning, and although it is...

Supporting Aging Parents

Supporting Aging Parents

It can be troubling to see your parents decline as they age, especially since they are often reluctant to admit how much help they need. They may...

Equality Is Usually Viewed as Equitable

Equality Is Usually Viewed as Equitable

When it comes to deciding how to leave property to your children, the obvious choice is to divide everything equally. That is the straightforward...

Prepare for Emergencies, Don’t Wait

Prepare for Emergencies, Don’t Wait

Doesn't that sound like something your mother would say? Do you often wish you had listened to your mother? Nobody really wants to think in advance...

Revocable Trusts: An Overview

Revocable Trusts: An Overview

We received the following question from a client: After my brother died, he left money in a revocable trust for my children – but they could only...

Caring for Someone at a Distance

Caring for Someone at a Distance

Long-distance caregiving is defined by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as providing care for someone who lives an hour or more away. This type...

Planning an Estate for Blended Families

Planning an Estate for Blended Families

Today's American families commonly have stepchildren, and they are treated as if they were full biological children, even in cases of inheritance....