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Musings to give you insight and clarity on all things estate planning and elder law.

Long-Term Care Planning

No Crying In Baseball

Tom Hanks was wrong. There really is crying in baseball. At least there was on July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig addressed Yankees fans (and

Asset Protection

Time For Taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” When Ben Franklin penned those words, he was eighty-three and, as

Estate Planning

Pick The Right Team

The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament was first played in 1939.  There was no Sweet Sixteen that year or in the decade that followed

Estate Planning

The Day The Music Died

February 3, 2019, marks the sixtieth anniversary of the plane crash that resulted in the untimely deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big

Don't Be Shortsighted - Plan for The Future
Long-Term Care Planning

Don’t Be Shortsighted

Do you remember the Y2K “disaster” of twenty years ago? Tension was so high that TIME magazine ran a cover asking whether this was “The

Estate Planning

Grateful

Johnny Cash sings a song that begins, “One day near Christmas when I was just a child, mama called us together and mama tried to

Split Family
Asset Protection

Don’t Just Protect HALF The Family

About a month ago, Mike and Carol lost their long-time housekeeper, Alice, to retirement. In her absence, the house quickly fell apart. After a couple

Estate Planning

On A Mission

For Todd Whatley, the path began when he was a boy growing up in Benton, Arkansas. That’s where he learned to respect the older generation from one of the most influential people he ever met, his grandfather, “Bull” McKinnon. Bull died when Todd was 19, but he had plenty of time to dramatically impact Todd’s life. And he’s the one who planted in Todd the seed of a desire to become an attorney.
Like most of us, Todd didn’t take the most direct path in life, but he ended up in the right place.

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