If your parents are in their golden years, one of the most important things that you can do for them and your entire family is hold a family meeting. By getting everyone together, you can better discuss options for the future, including what should be done if one of your parents suffers from a disability or illness. One of the most common reasons why there is conflict within the family when a parent dies or becomes ill is because some family members simply don’t have all of the facts and … [Read more...] about A Family Meeting to Discuss Options for Aging Parents
Even if you have an estate plan that works great for you now, and will work equally as well when you or your spouse passes away, this same estate plan may not work well when it comes to the need for long-term care because at the time the plan was established, long-term care probably was not the main concern. The current economy has only exacerbated the problem of long-term care expenses. Many people have lost a great deal of money while others have even lost their jobs. These financial … [Read more...] about Will Your Estate Plan Work if You Need Long Term Care?
One of the necessary steps involved in having a guardian appointed by the court is obtaining a report from an "interdisciplinary evaluation team." This team is appointed by the court and consists of a physician, a psychologist, and a social worker. The team evaluates the elderly or disabled person, the care that person needs, and the need for a guardianship and reports back to the court. When it comes to conservator or guardianship cases, the team's evaluation is often the most important … [Read more...] about Guardianship and Court Evaluation