Elder law and legal information
Get tips on elder law issues that seniors and caregivers need to be aware of, such as health care directives, powers of attorney, and veterans benefits.
Does getting a cash loan as a lump sum impact Medi-Cal benefits (California)? Does it impact the potential to get SSI for a disability (metastatic cancer)? Some of the loan will be used to pay mortgage. Another portion will be used to fix the roof, plumbing etc.
At first glance, durable power of attorney and guardianship might seem interchangeable. But while both are important legal roles that give one person decision-making power over another’s financial, medical and personal matters, there are important distinctions between the two. First, let’s go over the definitions: Guardian/conservator: A guardian or... more
When it comes to your last will and testament, you’ve probably got questions — lots of questions — about this important legal document, even if you’ve already created one. We asked Eric J. Lindstrom, an attorney in Edina, Minnesota, who focuses his practice on estate planning, to discuss eight common... more
If you don’t yet have a last will and testament, you might be wondering if you really need to hire a lawyer, or if you can just create one yourself, given the number of tools — from books to computer software programs to online will templates — available to help... more
Dying without a will: It sounds dire. What happens to the deceased’s assets? And who makes the decisions? Admittedly, the situation is more complicated than if the person hadn’t died intestate — the legal term for the will-less state — but, depending on the nature and size of the estate, it may... more
I want to set up a rotation between myself and my siblings to help care for my mother. What is a good rotation when you don't al live in the same area?
I'm worried about my mother flying. I am worried about dehydration. Are there other things I should be concerned about?
My mother seems find but frail. Should I worry about taking her to the doctor for well visits?