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Draft a Powerful Power of Attorney

Powerful “power of attorney” (POA) documents are essential, if there ever comes a time when you or your elder become unable to manage your finances or make health-care decisions. Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the Internet, or that you have got from other attorneys […]

The Current State of Retirement Savings

It is all over the media that nearly half of Americans aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k) according to the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO). Also, while two out of five households do have a defined benefit plan (traditional pension), a full 29 percent of […]

Comparison of Estate Planning vs. Elder Law

The short answer: Both share similar concerns. The longer answer? The differences make all the difference. The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we’re in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can get into accidents, especially when we’re young and under the impression that […]

Assisted Living Evolving for the Future

With changes in medicine, technology, and socioeconomics, it’s no surprise that assisted living is changing, too. The rising cost of assisted living means that some families are looking to new alternatives, while those who consider traditional assisted living have new options to consider. Alternatives to assisted living include multigenerational housing and in-home care. As these […]

Prenups Are Not Just for the Wealthy

George and Ginny had a great marriage, with an extended family to whom they wanted to leave everything when they passed. Unfortunately, Ginny was then diagnosed with cancer. She began to worry: What could happen if she died before George did, and George remarried? Or vice versa? What if the second spouse started pushing to […]

How to Appeal a Child Custody Decision in Court

When a judge makes a child custody decision, it is most often a final determination that is in the best interest of the child. However, these decisions can be appealed in certain circumstances if an error was made and you disagree with the final custody order after a trial. Here is some information about how […]

Can a Child Decide Who to Live with in Parental Custody Cases?

In child custody cases, the court makes a determination about who children will live with after their parents divorce or legally separate, and for what percentage of the time. The judge’s foremost concern is making a decision in the best interest of the child. However, judges are often interested in using as many factors as […]

The Importance of Legal Guardians and How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Many people think of a will as a document that sets forth who will get money and property after someone passes away, but a huge component of a will involves financial support and guardianship of minor children in the event of an untimely death. This is something that no parent wants to think about, but […]

What Is a Codicil, and How Is It Used to Change a Last Will and Testament?

One of the best things you can do to plan for your future and take care of your loved ones is to establish a last will and testament. However, circumstances in your life may change over time and render your original will specifications to be irrelevant or undesirable. You can make changes and updates to […]

How Sugar Consumption Affects Aging

A poor, non-nutritional diet, particularly one high in sugar can have disastrous consequences for overall health particularly in our more senior years. The sugar effect is cumulative and some of the bodily harm sugar causes can take months or years to undo if it can be undone at all. The more diet disciplined you are […]