Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

The Overzealous POA for Personal Care

Monday, June 15th, 2015

A character I have encountered frequently in my practice lately is the “I-make-all-of-the-decisions-now-and-it’s-my-way-or-the-highway” POA for personal care (POAPC).  This person steps in and makes sweeping decisions without properly consulting the grantor and the grantor’s supportive family and friends.  Whether having mendacious or well-placed motives, an overzealous POAPC can do tremendous ...

An Afternoon with Dying With Dignity

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

I spent last Saturday afternoon, which was a beautiful and sunny day, attending a workshop on Advanced Directives. An interesting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, were the comments I received from family and friends. An Advance Care Directive (ACD) ‘is the document in which you make known your wishes ...

When There is No POA for Care.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We are seeing more and more seniors who are outliving their family and friends whom they had named as their POA and are now alone. Fortunately, when the banks are named as POA for property, they are able to step in and  start acting when needed.  However where does the ...