Archive for the ‘Family Conflict’ Category

You Get What You Pay For- A Free Service?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I have written about innovative organizations and programs that will better the lives of seniors and serve them well. At the other end of the spectrum I feel I have the same responsibility to share concerns regarding ‘free’ elder care services and the fine print which the reader likely doesn’t ...

Reaffirming Intentions when drafting a Will

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Those of us involved in estates generally, and certainly those in estate litigation, know that ultimately what we do is record a person’s intention.  A person’s intention is what is most important when talking about their estate and the transfer of wealth. We hear it again and again with respect ...

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 ...