Legal & Estate Planning Category
Legal and estate planning deliver powers of attorney, living wills, wills and trusts. In a perfect world power of attorney documents are drafted years before the need. Life is imperfect. Stuff happens. If you are seriously injured, what life sustaining treatment do you want? If you are a power of attorney do you understand showing up at the hospital emergency room isn’t optional. Are you prepared to make the hard decision to turn off life support? Is appointing a family member the best choice for power of attorney, guardian or conservator? How will family conflict affect estate planning?
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Agreeing to accept the responsibility of medical power of attorney for an aging parent, family member or friend is a serious legal responsibility. Adult children and family caregivers accept the responsibility of a legal agent with little or no knowledge of what happens when a loved one needs c...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Can guardianship be shared among family members? This is a question that family caregivers ask me. My response is that “it depends.” The term for shared guardianship is “co-guardian.” Sharing guardianship among family members can work well or sharing guardianship can be a family’s wor...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Appointing a Power of Attorney Appointing a power of attorney establishes a fiduciary relationship between the principal and the agent or attorney in fact. This means that the relationship is based on confidence and trust. The responsibility of the power of attorney is to act in the best inter...
While paying family to caregiver may seem like an obvious solution, this choice does not always ensure a loved one receives appropriate or beneficial care. ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Watch
Many attorneys become involved with families when health care issues arise, especially memory loss. I see many cases where a caregiving situation running smoothly for years suddenly turns into a nightmare. Perhaps the individual requiring care becomes combative or incontinence becomes an overwh...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Washington will become the first state to clamped down the unregulated, explosive growth of elder-care referral businesses that rake in profits, sometimes deceptively, by promising to help families find long-term care for the aged. Dozens of Washington companies offer to guide families throu...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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The special articles below are for website visitors who join the free family membership library. These articles are located on Pamela’s membership website. Members receive notice of new articles that are added each month and have access to other special programs that Pamela offers. Membership is free, subscribe today.
Interview With Dr. Benjamin Hufbauer, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville(podcast 8:28 playing time)Click the Play button below to listen: ...Family Membership Library Click Here
My niece recently posted questionable information on the internet that appeared on my Facebook page because we were friends; after reading the content I immediately and secretly “un-friended” her. I did not want the information in her post to appear on my page with readers assuming I ap...Family Membership Library Click Here
Health risks exist for aging adults who have rigid minds. Those who refuse to consider recommendations by physicians and who are viewed as "difficult patients" may not receive good care. Having a rigid mind makes it difficult for healthcare practitioners and others to want to be helpful. Agin...Family Membership Library Click Here
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