Law Offices of
Margaret Mary O'Rourke
Law Offices of Margaret Mary O'Rourke

Articles & Current Events

Estate Planning Articles and Current EventsEstate Planning encompasses topics as diverse as choosing a caregiver, understanding tax issues, organizing your financial records and selecting representatives along with many other important decisions. Below are links to articles that may be of help in your estate planning process.

Margaret Mary O'Rourke enjoys staying connected to the Mendocino Coast Community and is available to talk to groups regarding estate planning and estate administration issues.

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Current Articles on Estate Planning

WEALTH MATTERS - Hire Women Your Mom's Age, by Sally  Koslow
For many of us, work is where we get our superpowers.

Social Security 101, by Alfred Mill
"From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essencial Primer on Government Retirement Aid"
A Crash Course in Government Benefits

HEALTH MATTERS - Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones, by Jane E. Brody
A positive outlook may be good for your health.

WEALTH MATTERS ~ Public Debate Over the Wisdom of Gandolfini's Will, by Paul Sullivan
Did James Gandolfini, the actor who played the mob boss Tony Soprano, exercise sound financial judgment about his estate?

The Best Possible Day, by Atul Gawande
If you are dying, how do you want to spend your time?  The answer is not always obvious.

WEALTH MATTERS ~ There's More to Estate Planning Than Just the Will, by Alina Tugend
Trusted friends and family members need to know how to get access to bank and online accounts, and even your home after you die.

WEALTH MATTERS ~ Parents, the children will be fine.  Spend your inheritance now. By Ron Leiber
Most retirees want to leave something for their children, but while such devotion is understandable it may be misplaced.

Estate Planning Is Important for Your Online Assets, Too, by Anne Eisenberg
An assortment of services can help you and your heirs organize the online accounts that you will eventually leave behind.

Suddenly, They're All Gone, by Carol Mithers
The caregiving is over, but instead of being relieved, I feel worse.

YOUR MONEY ~ A Shocking Death, a Financial Lesson and Help for Others, by Ron Lieber
After Chanel Reynolds?s 43-year-old husband died in a bicycling accident, she had to suddenly face the financial tasks that grown-ups are supposed to have completed by middle age.

The Perfect Wife, by Ariel Levy
How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.

WEALTH MATTERS - Big cuts to Medicaid are still in the Senate's health insurance bill.  How might you pay for your care in old age if the government can't or won't?