Elder Law and Estate Planning
A look at the legal practice regarding the issues that are affecting the growing aging population.
By DEBORAH S. BRECK
While technology can simplify our lives while we're living, it can complicate things significantly when we become ill, incapacitated, or die. The law is in a state of flux. That is why it is essential to address with our clients the importance of planning for access to, and disposition of, their digital assets. We need to guide them to identify their digital assets and document their choices for the people they wish to have access to and control of the assets in the event of the account holder's illness disability or death, as well as the ultimate disposition of their digital assets.
By ALYSSA SHERRIFF
Providing long-term care for an elderly relative can be a demanding and challenging task, both emotionally and financially. The caregiver may be forced to put his or her career and family life on hold to provide the necessary care.
By BRENDAN FAULKNER and MICHAEL A. D'AMICO
The difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is frequently made under stressful circumstances and is always fraught with emotion. Mandatory arbitration agreements are often overlooked or not given appropriate consideration in the completion of the thicket of admission forms.
By CATHRYN A. MITCHELL
The day after last November's election, Americans looked in the mirror and, for the first time, saw a new vision of themselves. This new America has been said to be a reflection of and culmination of changes that have been taking place for decades.