Estate Planning from a Client Centered Approach

It's well established that Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) attempts to ensure the law provides the best psychological outcome possible for our clients.  While theoretically this makes sense, in day-to-day practice, effecting that can become confusing.  Guest blogger Jessica Cousineau provides some practical tips... I'm going to start with two premises. The first premise is that the … Continue reading Estate Planning from a Client Centered Approach

Therapeutic jurisprudence and dying

In a new article Mark Glover observes how estate planning is so much more than visiting a lawyer and executing a will...  Contemporary estate planning employs various will substitutes, such as life insurance, revocable trusts, and payable-on-death contracts, to transfer the client’s property upon death. Because estate planning, including the use of will substitutes, requires the … Continue reading Therapeutic jurisprudence and dying

Estate Planning, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and Ethical Wills

Guest blogger Mark Glover, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law, talks about the therapeutic potential of estate planning and ethical wills... Recognition of one’s mortality can be an unpleasant experience. For some, thinking about death can cause fear or anxiety, and for others, their own mortality is so unsettling that they try … Continue reading Estate Planning, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and Ethical Wills