Although hearing loss is a very common sensory loss — affecting one-third of all American adults between the ages of 65 and 74 and nearly half of those older than 75 — solutions to hearing problems have been slow to materialize. Until recently, hearing aids only made things louder, not necessarily clearer. Scientists have yet to discover a way to repair damage to the inner ear.
With a Power of Attorney, you designate which individuals are in control of your assets and who can take care of your affairs, if you are unable to do so.
Every so often, it’s smart to methodically go through your estate planning documents and see if any tweaks are needed. Here’s a checklist to guide you through that mission.
One of the most important decisions you will ever make is choosing a fiduciary.
Some people think that, because their assets are jointly owned with a spouse or are in a trust, they do not need a Power of Attorney, or that if they become incapacitated, their spouse automatically has the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf.
We have seen some step siblings able to all get along fine but they seem to be the exception. More likely, one sibling feels divided loyalty to the birth parent, not the step-parent.
If a person close to you has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it may be time to address some serious financial questions.
A conservatorship, also known as a guardianship, is a legal mechanism set up for people who are unable to manage their affairs.
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Many of our parents completed their estate plans decades ago. The documents may still be valid. However, if they are stale or outdated, you may spend significant money trying to use them down the road.