Category Archives: Guardianship
An Overview Of Adult Guardianship Proceedings In Massachusetts
The need for a guardianship proceeding may be necessary when a person many not be able to manage their own affairs due to either mental or physical inabilities or limitations. It could be because of an illness, such as dementia, a disability, or some other major medical problem. In Massachusetts, a trusted loved one… Read More »
Who Can Contest A Guardianship?
For most people, losing control of their lives is unfathomable, but for many elderly adults it is a necessity only after the exhaustion of all other viable options. If your elderly loved one is no longer able to care for themselves by making sound decisions about their finances, property, and health, a guardianship and/or… Read More »
How To Obtain Guardianship Of An Elderly Parent In Massachusetts
If you have an elderly parent who is unable to make decisions for himself because of a cognitive or physical disability, you may have considered seeking guardianship. The following article will provide information regarding how to obtain guardianship of an elderly parent in the state of Massachusetts. What is guardianship? Guardianship is a legal… Read More »
Remind Me Why I Need a Will
There are a number of reasons to draft a will as soon as possible. If you die without a will (intestate), you leave decisions up to your state of residence according to its probate and intestacy laws. Without a will, you have no say as to who receives your assets or properties. Not having… Read More »
The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship for Elderly Parents
The primary difference between guardianship and a power of attorney is in the level of decision-making power, although there are many intricacies specific to each appointment, explains Presswire’s recent article entitled “Power of Attorney and Guardianship of an Elderly Parent.” The interactions with adult protective services, the probate court, elder law attorneys and healthcare… Read More »
Protect Your Estate from Nursing Home Costs
Nursing home care is expensive, costing between $12, 000 to $20, 000 per month, so most seniors should do all they can to prepare for this possibility. According to a recent article from the Times Herald-Record, “Elder Law Power of Attorney can save assets that would go to nursing home costs, ” this is… Read More »
How to Plan for a ‘Fragile’ Beneficiary – Minors, Special Needs, and Those with Creditors
Frequently, estate plans will include an inheritance for a minor beneficiary. If you have minor children, you should spell out exactly what you want as far as who will care for your children and how your children’s financial needs will be met. Wealth Advisor’s recent article entitled “Handle with care: Tips on planning for… Read More »
What Steps to Take when Dementia Begins
Covid-19 has made travelling more difficult, so holiday visits this year may not be the same triggering event they were in the past. However, even an online holiday visit can reveal a great deal of change, reports a recent article “Elder Care: When the children don’t notice” from The Sentinel. An elderly spouse caring… Read More »
What Key Estate Planning Terms Should I Know?
Estate planning can help you accomplish several objectives, including naming guardians for minor children, choosing healthcare agents to make decisions for you should you become ill, minimizing taxes so you can give more wealth to your heirs and saying how and to whom you would like to pass your estate at death. Emmett Messenger… Read More »
How Does Guardianship Work?
For the most part, we are free to make our own decisions regarding how we live, where we live, how we spend our money and even with whom we socialize. However, when we are no longer capable of caring for ourselves, most commonly due to advancing age or dementia, or if an accident or… Read More »