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September 2018 Archives

Nursing home neglect and bedsores

Although bedsores can happen naturally in many cases - simply by being in bed for most of the day - their presence could also be an indication of neglect. In fact, one of the hallmark signs that your loved one has become the victim of nursing home neglect is the presentation of bedsores, which are also known as pressure ulcers.

Guardianships and related issues

A recent post here discussed the benefits of an adult guardianship. Depending on your loved one's particular set of circumstances, a guardianship may be worth considering. Such an arrangement can allow an incapacitated individual's health and finance decisions to be addressed until such time as he or she is able to make those decisions on his or her own, if possible. Yet, the creation of a guardianship must be handled delicately. As with most elder law issues, any slipups could result in an outcome that has an effect to the contrary of what was intended.

Considering an irrevocable trust and life insurance policies

There are many steps New Yorkers can take to make their estate plans as robust as possible. Some decide to sell businesses and homes, thereby converting the asset to cash that is more easily distributable, while others try to utilize trust-bearing accounts that only pay out to beneficiaries when certain conditions are met. Another common tactic in building an estate plan is purchasing life insurance.

Protect your retirement benefits from health care expenses

If you are the adult child of elderly parents, you may be concerned about their retirement benefits getting eaten up by health care costs. A major health crisis can wipe out a couple's life savings and leave their finances in ruin.

Aretha Franklin leaves massive estate behind with no will

Previous posts here have discussed the importance of estate planning and how those who don't engage in it adequately or in a timely fashion can be left susceptible to asset distribution that would be against their wishes. Yet, many individuals continue to neglect planning their estates. Even celebrities, like Prince, fall into that category, oftentimes triggering years-long litigation to value the estate and determine how property should be distributed.

The benefits of an adult guardianship

Life expectancy continues to rise in America. Yet, even though we are living longer, that sometimes means that we live more years in declining health. For many New Yorkers, this means they or their loved ones need to find a way to get by when they may be unable to care for themselves. When this is the case, it may be time to seek an adult guardianship.

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