Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu

Category Archives: Guardianship

bigstock-Estate-Planning-Business-Con-414223316.jpg

Remind Me Why I Need a Will

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Benefits-of-having-a-Durable-P-29354555-1.jpg

The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship for Elderly Parents

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Eligibility-For-Medicaid-Tex-377638717-1.jpg

Protect Your Estate from Nursing Home Costs

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Happy-Family-Wearing-Colorful-92016305.jpg

How to Plan for a ‘Fragile’ Beneficiary – Minors, Special Needs, and Those with Creditors

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Top-View-Of-Pen-And-Notebook-W-303325015.jpg

What Steps to Take when Dementia Begins

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Terminology-Text-On-White-Pap-388036027.jpg

What Key Estate Planning Terms Should I Know?

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Judge-Gavel-And-Striking-Block-336422650.jpg

How Does Guardianship Work?

By Fisher Law LLC |

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 »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-224071831.jpg

Can I Revoke a Power of Attorney?

By Fisher Law LLC |

Cindy’s stepsister, Charlotte, suggests that she be given power of attorney to help Cindy with her business matters, should Cindy not be able to manage her financial affairs. When Cindy agrees, Charlotte’s attorney creates a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney that names Charlotte as her agent. What happened next, according to the Glen Rose… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Power-Of-Attorney-197620309.jpg

What are Power of Attorney Options?

By Fisher Law LLC |

FedWeek’s recent article entitled “The Options in Granting Powers of Attorney” explains that a power of attorney designates someone else to handle your affairs, if you can’t. Here are the major types: Limited power of attorney. This allows an agent to act on your behalf under specific circumstances, like a home sale closing that… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
bigstock-Portrait-Of-Smiling-Multi-Gene-376199050.jpg

Estate Planning Needs for Every Stage

By Fisher Law LLC |

Many people decide they need an estate plan when they reach a certain age, but when an estate plan is needed is less about age than it is about stages in life, explains a recent article “Life stages dictate estate planning needs” from The News-Enterprise. Life’s stages can be broken into four groups, young… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn