Financial Powers of Attorney for Seniors

Financial Powers of Attorney for Seniors

Arguably, a Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA) is the most important document that anyone should have, also known as a Durable General Power of Attorney. None of us can predict the future, so we should prepare for the possibility of incapacity. Those we love most need...
Living Will v. Healthcare Power of Attorney

Living Will v. Healthcare Power of Attorney

Heart-wrenching stories are told by medical staff about families making difficult decisions about loved ones who are teetering on the edge of life. Those families are scarred by impossible decisions. You can help your family avoid that trauma by planning ahead. The...
Protection v. Control: The Asset Protection Trust

Protection v. Control: The Asset Protection Trust

Frequently, families want to protect their life’s work for their descendants. Among the options are asset protection trusts. However, to truly provide asset protections, the trust must be irrevocable. Irrevocable means the parent must give up control of the assets...
Financial Powers of Attorney for Seniors

Why Can’t I Just Take the Keys Away?

Unless you have guardianship or conservatorship over the parent, you cannot legally take their keys. Until proven incapacitated in a court of law or voluntarily turning over control through a Power of Attorney, they are free to make their own choices, even bad ones....
How Can I Get Mama to Stop Driving?

How Can I Get Mama to Stop Driving?

Caring for an aging parent can be challenging. It is hard to reverse the roles of caregiver and care-receiver. You love them, and making tough decisions that are contrary to their wishes is hard. But just like when they stopped you from playing in the road as a child,...