In what is becoming all too common, another celebrity has filed for conservatorship (known as Guardianship in New York) of a family member. In this case, Jay Leno is seeking to become the conservator of his wife of 43 years: Mavis Leno, 77, who suffers from dementia. Jay Leno has petitioned the Court seeking to create a living trust and other estate planning documents on Mavis’ behalf to manage her assets and provide for her care.
Of all people, why wouldn’t Jay Leno and his wife have taken care of their estate planning? After all, they are reportedly worth $450 Million! And Mavis was diagnosed with dementia some years ago. What should they have done? Read on…
It is vital at this point in the journey that your “crew” joins the team, and everyone begins rowing in the same direction. A little effort now creates smooth seas for safe passage in the future.
Jennifer B. Cona, Founder and Managing Partner of Cona Elder Law, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia (LIAD) Center and is the immediate past Chair of the Board. She has volunteered with LIAD for over 20 years.
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