Jennifer Smith and Jeremy Riley Publish on Estate Planning in the Event of Incapacity as a Result of Dementia 

WILMINGTON, DE (September 26, 2021) McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC partner Jennifer Smith and associate Jeremy Riley co-authored an article addressing some of the tools available under Delaware law, that can be utilized by people with diminished capacity to plan ahead for incapacity and control decisions with respect to their health and property after they are no longer able to make those decisions for themselves. 

In addition to examining estate planning tools for people that may develop dementia, Smith’s and Riley’s article also addresses the legal standards applied in determining whether and when a person has capacity to create estate planning instruments and when such instruments become effective. 

The article is available in the September issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health.

About McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler 

McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler is a Wilmington-based law firm specializing in trusts, estates, and tax; business transactions; and litigation. With a commitment to responsiveness, strategic thinking, and efficiency, the firm represents both corporate and individual clients in transactional and litigation matters. The firm was founded in 2018. 

About the Delaware Journal of Public Health 

The Delaware Journal of Public Health is published five times per year, and is the signature peer-reviewed journal of the Delaware Academy of Medicine and Delaware Public Health Association. The scope of the DJPH includes, but is not limited to, public and population health programs, practices, and policies and how they affect citizens and practitioners in the State of Delaware.