Tag Archives: legal assistance for seniors

It’s time to have that difficult conversation with your older parents

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| Written by Laurie Taylor | I moved away from my parents’ home before I turned 18 years old. Whenever I would go back to visit, my mom would tell me “All our important papers are in that file cabinet.” I would nod but I never walked over to that file cabinet and opened the […]

Estate planning for heirs with special needs

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| Written by Andrew C. Grant | We all know the cast of characters that make up our families can be as varied as the shells that wash up on the beach. Sometimes that cast includes persons with special needs; needs that prevent them from being able to take care of themselves; needs that prevent […]

Make A Living Will!

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You have probably heard the pious sounding advice that “everyone should have a living will.” In this case, the pious advice is absolutely correct! If any group of people is in a position to know the truth of this, it is emergency room physicians. They are on the front line in dealing with the unforeseen […]

The FAL Senior Transition Pro Team has attorneys who specialize in elder law

“Elder Law” is a legal specialty that covers a number of issues relating to senior citizens, their caretakers and family members. The Senior Transition Pro Team includes attorneys who specialize in elder law and are board certified by the Florida Bar Association. You can read about one such attorney, Ms. Wendy A. Maura, who practices […]

Prenuptial / Premarital Agreements

You have met a wonderful person later in life, and you fall in love. While talking about your exciting life together, you or maybe even your loved one mentions a prenuptial or premarital agreement. The realities of your financial situation weigh on your mind. You own many valuable assets – assets you would like to […]

What is a healthcare surrogate?

A healthcare surrogate, sometimes called an “agent”, is a person appointed by you to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are not able to make or communicate them yourself. The healthcare surrogate is one form of an advance health care directive, a statement of your wishes in case you are not able to […]