What is your relationship with death? For most of human history, we have carried life in one hand and death in the other. We lived closer to the earth and…

Something I have thought a lot about since becoming divorced and then shifting my legal practice into family law is grief.  Divorce—and really anything else under the umbrella of “family law”—involves…

During the past several weeks at our firm, we’ve received several phone calls from frazzled family members. A loved one is in the hospital, sometimes even in hospice care, and…

In October 2013, I used a work trip to Chicago as an excuse to bring my 9-month-old son to visit his grandparents. My mother opened the door of my parents’…

Picture this. You’re at the dining room table on Thanksgiving Day. Family is all around you. They’re laughing, sharing stories of past Thanksgiving dinners. They’re happy. But all you want…

Simple burial, cremation, or green burial? As you make estate planning decisions, it’s common — and prudent — to start discussions around your future funeral and burial, too. For centuries,…

In her recent memoir, author and therapist Amy Bloom discusses her heart-wrenching decision to travel with her husband to Switzerland to end his life at Dignitas, a clinic that prescribes…

Show Up Things can be awkward at the hospital or funeral home. You want to visit and support family and friends there, but it can feel uncomfortable. You may not…

Schromen Law, LLC is here to support clients in settling loved ones’ estates, but it is the clients who do the hard work and learn the little tips and tricks…

While the trustee or personal representative will have their own list of duties to handle, other loved ones may still have some tasks to manage in the weeks following the…

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