Blended Families

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LGBTQ+ Families

By Miles Hurley | October 5, 2021

As we continue to explore the unique circumstances common in blended families, we certainly want to address issues experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families. We would like to recognize our LGBTQ+ family and friends on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day,and help bring some attention to their specific legal and financial needs. Over the…

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Today’s Blended Family

By Miles Hurley | September 28, 2021

What is a blended family?  The simple definition of a blended family, often called a stepfamily, is a family unit where one or both parents have children from a previous relationship, but they have combined to form a new family. The parents may or may not have children with each other.  (Think Brady Bunch!)  While…

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Blended families: Avoiding future conflict

By Miles Hurley | October 20, 2020

Today, due to divorce, spousal death and remarriages, blended families have become the new normal.  Your new aging ”blended family” should consider specialized estate planning to avoid needless family drama and financial missteps.  All families have their own unique dynamic.  Combining families creates its own complex dynamic and can cause conflict.  The complications of aging…

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The New Aging Family: Planning for the future

By Miles Hurley | October 13, 2020

The new aging family looks significantly different than it did at the height of the baby boom. There are fewer and fewer nuclear “traditional” families with a husband, wife, son, and daughter.  Now, more families look like the Brady Bunch or the Pritchetts from Modern Family, or even resemble the movie “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. …

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