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Russell Brunelle

Pictures to follow [Jan. 16th, 2012|01:55 pm]
Russell Brunelle
Two days ago, I took care of preparing for this year's federal tax return. Along the way I discovered I needed to upgrade to a more recent version of Quicken Home and Business, and as a bonus for making this upgrade received a free copy of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2012. It turns out the latter software is widely considered the best way for most people to prepare a will, so I decided to take the opportunity to finally take care of this matter.

In the past (i.e. well before law school) I'd prepared draft wills, each of which actually did represent my intent at the time, but I never properly took care of the formalities and hence none of these "wills" would have had legal effect.

But thanks to this new software, as of 1/15/12 I now have a properly executed and witnessed will in the file box under my desk, along with comprehensive instructions for its executor, final arrangements instructions, and (not yet executed) durable powers of attorney for both health care and financial management along with a health care directive.

Going through this process was surprisingly comforting, and frankly I recommend the experience.

However, this process also made me think more generally about what I have that at least a few other people might enjoy, so I'm going to spend the rest of the day posting the best pictures I have from the period from just before my birth through December 25, 2007 (i.e. the point at which any worthwhile photographs were posted to this journal).