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Legal Issues: Planning for Incapacity/ Durable Powers of Attorney & Guardianship

Following is general information on Planning for Incapacity –Powers of Attorney and Guardianships.

See Powers of Attorney – By State & Guardianships – By State, at left. In the U.S. Powers of Attorney and Guardianships are matters of state laws, which vary state to state. Consult competent counsel in the state where your senior loved one resides.

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Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List

November 30, 2011 Posted by Editor

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), provides a useful resource list with excerpts and links to multiple sources of information on Legal . . . → Read More: Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List

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It’s Important to Plan

December 29, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

Guide from AARP helps caregivers gather critical information in advance “After she died, I went to her house and had to go through her papers to find important things like the title to her car, burial arrangements, house title,” . . . → Read More: It’s Important to Plan

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Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity, Family Caregiver Alliance. Checklist of things to be considered, options available for managing assets, and ways to plan and pay for long-term care. »View Details

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Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney, by the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. General introduction to powers of attorney and their use, including instruction on how the person with Power of Attorney should . . . → Read More: Estate Planning FAQ’s: Power of Attorney

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Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works, by Nolo.com. General information written by a staff attorney of Nolo.com, on durable powers of attorney, the simple way for elderly persons, while still competent, to authorize their family caregivers to . . . → Read More: Durable Financial Power of Attorney: How it Works

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Conservatorships and Guardianships

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Conservatorships and Guardianships, by Nolo.com. General information written by a staff attorney of Nolo.com, on conservatorships or adult guardianships, how they generally function, and how to avoid them (by having your loved one execute a durable power of attorney . . . → Read More: Conservatorships and Guardianships

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Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format, American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. Provides downloadable sample forms for a Durable Power of Attorney (with a . . . → Read More: Durable Power of Attorney Project: Download the Durable Power of Attorney Documents in Microsoft Word Format

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Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?

October 27, 2010 Posted by Editor

Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People? Study funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. A critical examination of the Guardianship laws and regimes in the 50 U.S. States, with recommendations and a proposed new . . . → Read More: Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?

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