As a law firm that works with clients planning for their elder years, we meet families and individuals at varying ages and stages of life….
In years past, many people would do everything possible to avoid having the discussion about planning for death and/or incapacity. When people are healthy they…
Most people tend to only pay attention to signs of memory loss when caring for elders or seniors with Alzheimer’s. However the sense of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch are also affected and could give you even earlier clues about dementia or Alzheimer’s.
As an elder law attorney in Georgia, I have seen first-hand the challenges of this year for not just myself, but my clients. Yet, I am sure I am not alone when I say that I am especially thankful during this 2020 Thanksgiving season.
How can a well-thought-out estate plan preserve independence? Pretty much every client I have worked with over the years in my elder law practice in…
In these uncertain times, more people than usual are creating wills. While that is often a good thing, very often these documents are hastily drawn up and executed. And even though one may gain a sense of accomplishment thinking their wishes will be fulfilled, there are any number of reasons they may not be. One problem that could arise with hastily created wills or other legal documents, could be due to the individuals assigned as trustee and executor.
The COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions, disrupted the lives of everyone, and virtually crippled the world economy. It has also been responsible for bringing some very important things to light, such as the value of trusts and the reliable need for business planning.
At the beginning of the COVID crisis, orders to shelter-in-place, social distance requirements – and even mandates to avoid simple handshakes and really, any form of human touch – were established. When this happened, my first thoughts relating to COVID and seniors (or about COVID and anyone) was not about how touch-starved people would become.
As the entire country continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling the strain of staying close to home, especially those who work in elder care or who are caregivers for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
It’s not often that we discuss Atlanta elder law and pets in the same article, much less the same sentence… In the early days of…