By Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Avoid probate! There are many books, and much advice, about how to avoid probate by creating a living revocable trust, instead of a last will and testament. This trust is created during your lifetime. A trust document is prepared, appointing the drafter as the trustee, and naming a successor…

Making an offer on a home is an exciting milestone.  Ideally, your potential home doesn’t need more work than meets the eye, your loan will sail through underwriting, and the records of title for the home, and its sellers, are “clear.”  Ideally, movers will be scheduled and closing will occur on time, and you will…

The sign on the glass door reads “Elder Law Attorney.” You peer through that door but the office is empty–where is the elder law attorney? He is probably in the community making a house call–yes, elder law attorneys still make house calls. A paralegal and the elder law attorney first witnessed a dying man sign…

Bob Shanahan has been elected President of the Board of Trustees for Guardianship One on One, Inc. Volunteer Guardianship recruits and trains volunteers to be guardians for those who have no family members to protect and assist them. See www.volunteerguardianship.org