Tag Archives: elder law

What is an Elder Law Attorney and How Can One Help Me?

Our population is aging, and as we continue to age, we face complex and difficult legal issues to deal with. Convoluted laws and regulations with both Medicaid and the Veterans Administration do not make navigating your senior years any easier. In response to these challenges a new area of law is developing, that is, Elder…
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Eldercare Blog Carnival

The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does. You have to really see the person. If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises. If you tune into the other person, you feel with them. If empathy arises, and if that person is in dire need, then empathic concern can come.…
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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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Addressing Elder Law Issues with Your Parent

Thanks goodness, my mom and dad had the foresight to consider legal issues such as a will, living trust and financial and healthcare powers of attorney, earlier in life.   When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and could no longer manage her financial affairs, my dad served as her agent. (more…)
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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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