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Is an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Entitled to Compensation?

Q: My wife and I have are agents under my 86-year-old mother’s durable power of attorney. We are her primary caregivers because she is not able to cook her own meals, clean her own home, do her own laundry, do grocery shopping, drive herself to doctor’s appointments, allocate her own medications, or pay her own … Read moreIs an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Entitled to Compensation?

Can Mom Make Changes to Her Will Even Though She Has Dementia?

Q: My mom has been diagnosed with altered mental status including: REM sleep behavior disorder, cerebral degeneration, and non-Alzheimer’s-type dementia, possibly Lewy body dementia. Is she legally able to sign a will and make changes to insurance polices that she bought 20 years ago? If she makes changes and signs the will, would it be void … Read moreCan Mom Make Changes to Her Will Even Though She Has Dementia?

What should I know before consulting an attorney?

What should I know before consulting an attorney? Estate planning requires an understanding of how various areas of law may impact one’s estate, such as estate law, probate law, tax law, marital law, real estate law, and Medicaid law, among others. If you want to ensure that your needs and concerns are effectively considered and … Read moreWhat should I know before consulting an attorney?

How can I protect against spousal impoverishment?

Spousal impoverishment refers to the concern that the community spouse will be left destitute because of the high cost of nursing home care. Most states have special rules intended to protect the community spouse by allowing the community spouse to retain a certain amount of the families resources and income to meet her monthly support … Read moreHow can I protect against spousal impoverishment?

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? These are separate public assistance programs. Medicare is a federal health program for the elderly and the disabled. Medicare provides temporary coverage of hospital, nursing home, home health care, hospice and other skilled care, and general medical insurance. One has to be at least 65 years old … Read moreWhat is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?