Legal & Estate Planning Medical Power of Attorney and More
Legal and estate planning deliver powers of attorney, living wills, wills, and trusts. If you are seriously injured, what life-sustaining treatment do you want? If you are a power of attorney do you understand your legal responsibilities? 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? Learn how to have legal and estate planning discussions today.
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Professional fiduciaries continue to be in the news related to actions or non-actions on behalf of wards. Concerns may be related to financial matters, poor care, or interactions with interested parties including disgruntled family members. A common area of concern is professional fees. Certifi...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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...
Protecting your virtual life should be a life-long consideration. What information do you want everyone to know about you or find on the Internet? When young, my niece posted questionable photos and information on the internet that appeared on my Facebook page because we were friends. As a r...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Interview With Dr. Benjamin Hufbauer, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville (podcast 8:28 playing time) How the actions and legacies of past presidents create public memories, libraries, and memorials. Interview with Dr. Benjamin Hufbauer and Pamela D Wilson on The Caring Generation Cli...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
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. Elderly parents who refuse help from their children can be viewed as stubborn. Parents who fail to plan m...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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 o...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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