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Posts Tagged: Power of Attorney
Having A Talk With Aging Parents
Do your aging parents resist any talk about the future or giving you any of their financial or legal information? You’re not alone.
Lessons Learned from Queen’s Medical Center vs. Koga
This doesn’t have to happen to you.
It Could Happen to You
In our lifetimes, we have seen incredible advances in medical science. Think back thirty years. In 1982, a heart bypass operation was a really big deal. It meant weeks in… Read More »
Durable Power of Attorney: the Ultimate Blank Check
Durable powers of attorney can be a two-edged sword, so please handle them with care.
Will a power of attorney give me the authority I need to cause my unwilling 92-year-old parent to stay in an assisted living facility?
Another “ask the expert” question featured at www.est8planning.com. This one deals with the tough situation of having to override a senior family member’s choices when he she loses the ability to make good decisions.
My parents moved from Missouri to Georgia; do they need new estate planning documents, and does the fact that my father has Alzheimer’s make a difference?
Another ask the expert question featured at www.eldercarematters.com. This one deals with the portability of estate planning documents and capacity to sign documents.
Your Advance Health-Care Directive: Don’t Leave Home Without It
There are a few legal documents that every competent adult should have in place. One of them is an advance health-care directive. Pre-printed generic forms are available in a variety of places, but you might want to educate yourself as to the options that might be important to you. There are a lot of things that you can include in your directive that are not covered in standardized forms.