When an elderly loved one starts to exhibit memory loss, dementia is often the first thing that occurs to family members and close friends. This can be a misleading and dangerous thing to assume for many reasons.
Estate planning is one of the best things you can do for your family and heirs. Organizing and arranging for the estate begins with open and honest discussion. But who should be involved in these discussions?
No one plans on getting divorced and it’s easy to be complacent about protecting your assets before marriage. Whether this is your first marriage, second, or even third, it pays to give extra attention to protecting your inherited assets from a divorcing spouse.
As you work with an estate planning attorney, you may come across the term, “durable power of attorney” often interchanged with the term “power of attorney.” Both refer to giving permission to make important decisions on your behalf, but there are important distinctions between the two.
When you put your elderly loved one in the care of a facility, you expect them to be looked after, but elder abuse is more common than you may realize. You can help your loved one by paying attention to the following five telltale signs.
Talking to a loved one about end-of-life care is one of the hardest discussions to have. Whether it’s your elderly parents, an older relative, or someone else dear to your heart, it can feel callous to broach the subject of the end of their life.
When we think of estate planning, we often think in terms of property, financial assets, and items of significant monetary value. However, assets of sentimental value also merit proactive consideration during the estate planning process.