When I introduce myself and someone asks what I do, I start with “attorney” but always add that I practice Elder Law. Some just nod, some really seem to understand, but that prompts many to ask something to the effect of “what’s that?” On the first day of class each semester when I was teaching.
Naming an agent, or Attorney-in-Fact, in a Power of Attorney document is an important and frequent part of a person’s estate plan. The agent is given powers by the principal (the person signing the document). Virtually all Power of Attorney documents made today for estate planning purposes are designed to provide for an easy way.
Thompson Law Office’s Nick Halbur presented on recent case law relevant to Medicaid planning in Nebraska to the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section as part of the section’s annual seminar on October 24, 2012. A person’s assets can face significant exposure to the high costs of long-term care. Practitioners need to stay up.
Here’s how to help an elderly loved one make a financial or medical power of attorney. Powers of attorney can bring peace of mind to both elders and their caretakers. Powers of attorney allow elders to empower a trusted person to make decisions about health care and fiances on their behalf. Having such powers in.
Access life insurance, annuity funds, and social security benefits. Beneficiaries need to know how to collect life insurance and Social Security payments that belonged to the deceased; the executor of the estate doesn’t usually handle this task. When someone dies, family members who depended on the deceased person for financial support may be hard-pressed to.
This summer I was invited to participate in a “Virtual Dementia Tour” organized by Kristi Benning of Right at Home and hosted by Joyce Adams at Fox Run Assisted Living of Council Bluffs, Iowa. As an Elder Law Attorney I try to keep abreast of issues surrounding aging and be sensitive to the challenges faced by.
How surviving family members can get all available benefits after a loved one dies. After the death of a loved one, the executor or surviving family members should review the deceased person’s papers to see if there are any benefits that may be available to the survivors. The surviving family members may be able to.
Choose a personal guardian — someone to raise your children in the unlikely event you can’t. If your children are young, you’ve probably thought about who would raise them if for some reason you or another parent couldn’t. It’s not an easy thing to consider, but with a simple arrangement of a guardian in your.
It’s smart to make documents setting forth your wishes for health care in case you are ever unable to speak for yourself. If you’re like most people, you aren’t eager to spend time thinking about what would happen if you became unable to direct your own medical care because of illness, an accident, or advanced.
Take care of your family by making a will, power of attorney, living will, funeral arrangements, and more. 1. Make a will. In a will, you state who you want to inherit your property and name a guardian to care for your young children should something happen to you and the other parent. For more.