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  • Top 6 Questions (and Answers) about Conservatorships and Guardianships

    February 17, 2022

    When someone becomes incapacitated due to illness, injury or disability, the court appoints a guardian to handle healthcare and certain non-financial decisions for that person. A guardian can be anyone over the age of 18, but must also be able to show that they are qualified to make these decisions for their loved one. A guardian […]

  • You Need a Power of Attorney in Your Estate Plan

    February 17, 2022

    A power of attorney is an important legal document that allows a person, known as the principal, to designate a person of their choice to become their agent, acting on their behalf. This is usually done when the principal is unable to manage their financial affairs due to disability, illness or incapacity. It must be […]

  • Creating an Estate Plan for a Child with Special Needs

    February 17, 2022

    “As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.” Anonymous “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them” Magic Johnson. Parents want their children to be taken care of after they die. But children with […]

  • What a Durable Power of Attorney Can Do?

    February 17, 2022

    “Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.” Jerry Gillies “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens Helping aging parents with daily tasks can become a challenge, if the parent has limited mobility. A trip to the bank, for example, […]

  • Dementia and Advanced Directive

    February 17, 2022

    The Roanoke Times advises in the recent article “What to do in absence of advance directive” to talk to an experienced elder care attorney to coordinate the necessary legal issues, when dementia may be at issue with a parent or other loved one. Next, ask your physician for a geriatric evaluation consultation for your loved […]

  • Parents Want Their Children To Be Taken Care Of After They Die

    February 17, 2022

    There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents. New clients often say that they do not have an estate plan. Most people are surprised to learn that they actually do have a plan. In the absence of legal planning […]

  • Dementia and Advanced Directive

    February 16, 2022

    The Roanoke Times advises in the recent article “What to do in absence of advance directive” to talk to an experienced elder care attorney to coordinate the necessary legal issues, when dementia may be at issue with a parent or other loved one. Next, ask your physician for a geriatric evaluation consultation for your loved […]

  • Creating an Estate Plan for a Child with Special Needs

    February 16, 2022

    “As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.” Anonymous “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them” Magic Johnson. Parents want their children to be taken care of after they die. But children with […]

  • Britney Spears: Guardianship Case

    February 16, 2022

    The case of Britney Spears’s guardianship is a high-profile, widely-publicized matter. However, even though Ms. Spears has been the hot topic of conversation on the news and in the media recently, very little is actually known about the details of her situation. I have held every attorney position in the field of guardianship, often I […]

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