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Why do I Need an Elder Law Attorney?

Attorney. Unless you are one, chances are your skin creeps when you consider hiring one, or yet another, legal professional to represent your interests. After all, you have drafted a will. You may even already have long term planning in place for your loved one. So why, oh why, would you open yourself up to…
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Elder care and End-of-Life Decisions

The middle of a crisis is the worst time to discuss end-of-life decisions with your parent.  When my mother was dying, I had some peace of mind because I knew what type of elder care my mother wanted. 4 Key elements of a successful discussion about end-of-life issues 1.     Plenty of time to talk (weeks…
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Loss of Financial Skills Can Affect Independent Living

Are you worried about your parent's ability to maintain independent living? While many factors determine whether living alone is safe, a recent study indicated that those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease show such rapid declines in financial skills that this can signal a need for senior assistance sooner rather than later. The study, conducted at the…
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Elder Law and Your Parent’s Finances

How do elder law regulations affect helping your parents with their finances? A power of attorney (POA) for finance allows your parent to appoint a trusted person as his agent to make financial decisions.  Financial POAs are often created as part of an estate planning package by an elder law attorney.  If your parent has…
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