Danielle G. Van Ess

Betty Draper Finds Estate Planning "Selfish and Morbid"

*Spoiler alert!* If you’ve not yet caught up to AMC’s “Mad Men” Season 3 Episodes 4 & 5 please don’t read ahead! Over the seasons, we have grown to know and love each of the characters on AMC’s fabulous original series, “Mad Men,” despite each of their foibles. The characters are so deep they manage …

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She's Here!

I have quite the story to share as soon as I’ve had some sleep (27 hrs sans sleep here so far)! I’m not sure whether to thank you all for those “speedy labor” wishes now! Our third daughter came out to meet us at 3:57am today. She’s healthy & I’m so happy! More soon…

How Do I Find the Right Lawyer to Write our Wills & Estate Plan?

After you have decided your family needs Wills and related estate planning legal instruments, the question becomes how to finding the right lawyer for your family. You can start by asking friends and relatives for referrals to attorneys in your area or contact your local bar association’s lawyer referral service. Don’t just ask friends or …

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What is Estate Planning & Do I Need a Will Now?

“Estate planning” sounds like something that is pretty fancy and only for very wealthy people, but really it is just about how you would wish matters to be handled in the event of your incapacity and after your death. Who would you want to make medical decisions for you if you were unable? In what …

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