The Three Legal Documents NO Senior Should Be Without
Every adult, but especially every senior, should have three essential legal documents:
A “Living Will” or advanced directives
A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)
A will can be simple or complicated depending on your situation. If... read more
Published on May 28, 2019.
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?
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.
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
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.
2. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
When it comes to... read more
Published on October 17, 2014.
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
“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
Guest Article by: Lisa Kremer, J.D., Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Note: this is a general guide and not intended as legal advice.
In a guardianship, one person (the “guardian”) makes decisions for another person. Guardians... read more
Published on October 1, 2014.
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.