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[cancer] The planning goes on - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-25 06:17
Subject: [cancer] The planning goes on
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Tags:business, cancer, health, personal
This week I have two attorney appointments, a financial planning appointment, and my therapy appointment. I am pleased to say we are nearly at the end of the legal and financial processes to set up my estate plan, and also keep me properly compliant with the disability requirements I now must observe.

Man, this is a lot of work. But I can see the end from here. Pretty soon I'll be reduced to cleaning my desk for entertainment.

I plan to write a long essay (or series of essays) about the process I've gone through, but I must wait for everything to settle, and to understand my confidentiality requirements, before I can do so.

My thanks to everyone who's offered advice, professional references and good wishes along the way. There's surely more to come. Just hopefully less of it.

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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2013-09-25 16:14 (UTC)
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I'll be so interested to see that post, mainly because I don't understand how/why confidentiality comes into it, when it's your health and your life. Doubtless, there are levels of idiocy involved that I can't even imagine yet....
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-10-07 21:20 (UTC)
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Confidentiality is an issue around audit defense for me, basically. Sigh.
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2013-09-26 00:34 (UTC)
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It would be frustrating not to get paid for it yourself, but is there any way you can already transfer things like royalties to The Child (or some iother family member) by assigning copyright to them? Not that you expect to do much more writing (boo! chemo brain SUCKS!) but if you do, is it legal to have a contract where royalties accumulate and are only payable after the first five years or something, or even afrer you depart? That way any writing you did could still generate benefit for your loved ones without screwing up your disability benefits(*) with its deliberately impoverishing rules.
(*) It's interesting that in the US medical care payments are always represented as "insurance" (when just about no other country in the industrialised world, almost all of whom have some form of universal coverage, uses that term or model because it's so fundamentally uncivilised and broken) but things like disability are often referred to as benefits or entitlements even when they are actually insurance paid for as individual insurance but then treated like universal state benefits in places like the UK (where they are often means-tested but generally so far at least they don't make you worse off when you earn something , just not necessarily any better off).
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