Melissa Joy is joined by estate planning attorney Joan Skrzyniarz, practice group chair of trusts and estates at Dickinson Wright in Troy, Michigan.
Joan and Melissa discuss:

  • Why for estate planning, perfection can be the enemy of progress.
  • The documents you need in place during a pandemic (medical powers of attorney, financial power of attorney, wills, and trusts).
  • The importance of a parental designation of guardian document for parents of minor children, especially during a health pandemic.
  • How Joan has developed a family emergency plan for friends and neighbors to help their kids if mom and dad get sick.
  • Joan’s mantra during this time of uncertainty, “don’t be panicked, be prepared.”
  • Why estate planning and financial planning help you to “prepare for everything” including unexpected moments like we’re experiencing now.