January 9, 2013 § Leave a comment
Many elderly persons rely entirely on their children, family members or other trusted individuals to help them. This dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse and financial exploitation. Legal arrangements and protective actions by family may be necessary to shield loved ones from making bad decisions or from being taken advantage of. « Read the rest of this entry »
June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Anyone who has had the painful experience of caring for a loved one at the end of their life knows it is hard to make the time better per say, but there are ways to make the final moments more meaningful by eliminating as much stress as possible.
My advice is to start planning early. Try to make some of the tough decisions before your loved one is too sick to be able to communicate clearly. Having a plan and some directives will lessen the stress for everyone involved. Emotions are already so high when dealing with an ailing family member, trying to make difficult decisions will only add to the strain and confusion. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Weekly Law Blog
Ideally, we would all like to leave our heirs a trouble-free inheritance, which is why some people create a living trust. One of the main reasons seniors choose a living trust is because it is touted as a way to avoid the time and expense of probate when leaving property to heirs. When going through probate, it can take months before your heirs receive any inheritance. And, if you have property in another state, your heirs will have to wait for probate in that state as well! « Read the rest of this entry »