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Healthcare Proxy

What is a healthcare proxy? The person designed as a healthcare proxy will make medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself. Typically, this is part of legal pre-planning. Why is a healthcare … Continue reading

Estate Planning

What is estate planning? Estate planning includes designing a plan that provides for your needs during your lifetime and for the disposition of assets upon your death. The lifetime planning issues to be addressed may include: (1) financial planning to … Continue reading

Guardianship

When is guardianship necessary? If an individual is incompetent and has not designated an agent to act on his or her behalf by executing a General Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy, it may become necessary to file … Continue reading

Advance Directives

What are advanced directives? Though most people have a clear idea in their heads about how they want to be treated when the end finally comes, only about a quarter of Americans have these ideas written down.  “Advance directives” is … Continue reading

Elder Law Attorneys

What is an Elder Law Attorney? Elder law attorneys focus on the special legal needs of older persons and persons with disability to protect their autonomy, quality of life and financial security as they age. Most elder law attorneys do … Continue reading

Hospice Care

Hospice is a round-the-clock care service for people who are terminally ill. The goal of hospice is to keep the person with Alzheimer’s as comfortable as possible in the final stages of disease and enable the person to spend precious … Continue reading