Women’s Issues in Estate Planning: Insights from the Elder Law Report

On a new episode of the Elder Law Report Podcast, estate planning and elder law attorneys, Greg McIntyre and Samantha Gordon, discuss why estate planning is important particularly for women.

Listen to the Elder Law Report here or where ever you stream your podcasts.

Why Women? Why Now?

Samantha breaks down three compelling reasons why women, in particular, should prioritize estate planning:

  1. Longevity Matters: Statistically, women tend to outlive their male counterparts by an average of 10 years. Addressing the unique challenges that come with a longer life expectancy is crucial.
  2. The Caretaker Role: Many women play a pivotal role as caretakers within their families. This responsibility brings both rewards and challenges, making it imperative to consider in estate planning.
  3. Career Sacrifices: Women often put their careers on hold or make sacrifices to care for their families. Planning for unforeseen circumstances ensures the well-being of both their loved ones and themselves.

Tailoring Estate Planning to Women’s Needs

As an estate planning and elder law attorney, Samantha sheds light on the personalized approach needed for women’s estate plans. Here’s a glimpse of the discussion:

  1. Involving Both Spouses: Samantha emphasizes the importance of involving both spouses in the estate planning process. Whether they join the appointment in person or virtually, the goal is to ensure that both voices are heard.
  2. Understanding Financial Dynamics: Identifying the breadwinner and understanding financial responsibilities is key. Women who are breadwinners themselves face unique challenges and need tailored solutions.
  3. Accounting for Caretaker Responsibilities: For women actively managing family dynamics, considering the impact of their absence on the family’s functioning is critical. Estate plans should address potential scenarios and provide solutions.

Overcoming Taboos & Facing Reality

Greg and Samantha acknowledge the taboo around facing one’s own mortality, especially for men. However, they stress the importance of looking beyond these fears and understanding that estate planning is not about inviting tragedy; it’s about preventing chaos and confusion.

Take Action Now!

To delve deeper into these essential conversations, visit McIntyre Elder Law’s Women’s page. Samantha has prepared a comprehensive guide on women’s issues in estate planning, providing valuable insights and resources.

Remember, estate planning is not just about the afterlife; it’s about securing your present and future. Don’t let uncertainty rule—empower yourself with knowledge and take action.

Until next time, stay tuned for more insightful topics on the Elder Law Report. Your financial future awaits!

Future Initiatives: Sip and Plan Seminars

Exciting news! Samantha shares plans for a girls’ night event starting in 2024—a “Sip and Plan” seminar. This unique gathering will combine estate planning discussions with a relaxed atmosphere, empowering women to take charge of their financial futures. Register here!


We offer free consultations to discuss how you can protect your hard-earned money and property while prioritizing the maximization of your assets. To set up your free consult, call 1-888-999-6600 or schedule online at mcelderlaw.com/scheduling.

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Greg McIntyre, founder of McIntyre Elder Law, is more than just an attorney. As a Navy Veteran, father to six kids, and a loving husband, he values family deeply. This drives his commitment to helping clients safeguard their futures and pass down legacies.

Greg has a passion to help people. Beyond just legal advice, he loves having conversations and strives to build a long-term relationship with every clients that comes through his door.

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