Helping a Loved One Who Is Aging

A family system’s natural tendency is to provide health care to an aging relative. The love and care many adult children receive growing up become reciprocal, particularly in the case of their aging parents. But with the advent of longer lives, it is not...

Preparing your Estate for your 4-legged children.

We recently added a new face to the Marshall tribe; his name is Gizmo, a beautiful 10-year Brussels Griffon mix who found himself in a precarious situation after his first owner became quite ill.  His owner had not planned for these circumstances and Gizmo found...

A Guide to Guardianships for Individuals with Special Needs – Part 1

It is particularly hard to protect and provide for children with special needs who require additional care to address their vulnerabilities. Structuring your estate plan to include the appropriate legal documents in the event of your death is crucial, especially when...

Being a Financial Guardian for a Loved One

Bank and bill-paying tasks may become more challenging as people age, but sudden illness or incapacitation can strike anyone at any age, posing the same challenges. Incapacity is not just about mental cognition, accident, or illness. You may have a loved one who...

Elder Law Attorneys Provide Legal Advice to Seniors

There are many legal issues affecting older or disabled individuals that fall under elder law. Attorneys who practice elder law advocate for and create legal plans to assist seniors, and their loved ones, in living better lives. Elder law may include planning for...