Legal Issues

Estate Planning: Don't Be Unwilling

Estate Planning: Don't Be Unwilling
At first glance, estate planning may seem like an impossible task.  As difficult as it may seem, it is much more stressful during a crisis or after death. A 2015 estate-planning survey by Harris... read more
Published on April 15, 2017.

I'm a Financial Power of Attorney, Now What?

I'm a Financial Power of Attorney, Now What?
Money can be one of the biggest elephants in the room for families. Everyone thinks about it, but no one is talking. Personal finances tend to be a very private responsibility, even for the... read more
Published on April 12, 2017.

HIPAA and Home Care: Knowing Your Privacy Rights

HIPAA and Home Care: Knowing Your Privacy Rights
Whether you are inviting a caregiver into your home, or inviting a care manager onto your healthcare team, it can feel like a vulnerable act to ask for help. In the digital age, with... read more
Published on October 27, 2014.

I’m a Healthcare Power of Attorney, Now What?

I’m a Healthcare Power of Attorney, Now What?
During the later portion of our lives, we tend to consume more healthcare services than any other time. As parents and other loved ones age, it is important for family to assist in navigating... read more
Published on October 24, 2014.

Top 5 Friday: The Legal Aspects of Aging

Top 5 Friday: The Legal Aspects of Aging
  1. Choice Guide | Available Online! Find local attorneys in elder law along with financial specialists, Geriatric Care Managers, in-home care services, and other resources available. http://www.journalgraphicsdigitalpublications.com/epubs/CHOICE%20ADVISORY%20SERVICES%20INC/ChoiceAdvisory2014-2015/ 2. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys When it comes to... read more
Published on October 17, 2014.

Dementia & the Durable Power of Attorney

Dementia & the Durable Power of Attorney
You may notice the symptoms slowly over time: changes in memory, forgetting where the car was parked, changes in speech, or the way they walk. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the... read more
Published on October 8, 2014.

On Your Behalf: Understanding Advance Directives

On Your Behalf: Understanding Advance Directives
“Advance Directives” is really an umbrella term used to talk about a collection of documents that communicate your wishes and designate someone to speak on your behalf should you be unable to. These include... read more
Published on October 2, 2014.

Avoid a Guardianship with Proper Planning

Avoid a Guardianship with Proper Planning
Guest Article by: Lisa Kremer, J.D., Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP Note: this is a general guide and not intended as legal advice. Guardianship 101  In a guardianship, one person (the “guardian”) makes decisions for another person. Guardians... read more
Published on October 1, 2014.

Understanding POLST Forms

Understanding POLST Forms
  POLST is an acronym for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. This form is intended to communicate quickly in the event of an emergency your wishes for life sustaining treatment. It can be used by... read more
Published on October 9, 2013.

Get It Together: Core Documents for Baby Boomers and Beyond

Get It Together: Core Documents for Baby Boomers and Beyond
  One of the most effective ways to save time, stress, and money is to get a handle on your legal, financial, and healthcare paperwork. Having your core documents completed and stored in a consolidated... read more
Published on September 27, 2013.

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