Brought home the bacon but don't know how to cook it.
February 6, 2012 8:34 PM Subscribe
I need to hire someone to help my mom handle her finances. Would this be an accountant? A lawyer? Something else?
posted by elizeh to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Mom lives far away in a US territory with a large mainland US population. She is newly divorce and in her 60s and is struggling with managing and understanding her finances. I can do most of this remotely, but it's hard, and it bothers her to burden me with it. She has the means to hire a financial advisor of some sort so we think this will be best for her and best for our relationship.
So if she opens a phone book, what kind of professional does she look for? Are their personal accountants? Do estate lawyers offer these services? (She also needs to write a will, although a separate visit to a lawyer for that is fine.)
She's super overwhelmed right now and i juswant to get her poi ted in the right direction.