If you are ever unable to communicate your medical wishes, then medical professionals may look to your Living Will, Durable Health Care Power of Attorney, and HIPAA authorization documents to provide the appropriate guidance. A Living Will specifies what you want to have happen to you if you are ever in a terminal condition, persistent vegetative state, or end-stage condition. A … [Read more...] about What Health Care Documents Do I Need During COVID-19?
It is important to know the power of attorney Maryland rules to ensure that you can make a comprehensive incapacity plan. Asset protection is a key part of your incapacity plan, and an experienced Annapolis attorney can provide you with help on making effective use of a power of attorney (POA) and other asset protection tools. When you create a power of attorney, you need to follow the … [Read more...] about Maryland Power of Attorney Rules
An Aging Life Care Professional is often referred to as a geriatric care manager and is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older loved ones or disabled adults. The goal of an Aging Life Care Specialist is to guide families to decisions and actions that ensure quality care and optimal life for those they love and to reduce the … [Read more...] about What is an Aging Life Care Professional?
"Documents Your Child Needs to Have When They Turn 18" by Attorney Laura Curry When your child turns the age of eighteen, he or she is now entitled to certain privacy considerations and you will no longer have the same level of access to financial and medical information that you once had. At a minimum, you should discuss with your child that they should have two important Power of Attorney … [Read more...] about Documents Your Child Needs to Have When They Turn 18
"End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser Gasior (Audio) As estate planning attorneys, we do many things for clients, including: Helping clients plan for their disability by assigning an agent who will manage their assets and care for them when they are unable to do so themselves Provide guidance on what will happen with their worldly … [Read more...] about End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core
"Downsides to Guardianship" by Attorney Alexander Pagnotta Guardianship could become necessary under circumstances where a person becomes incapacitated and has made no advance plans regarding who will manage their affairs. Guardianship or conservatorships are formal legal processes that establish an officially-recognized relationship between an incapacitated person (a ward) and his guardian or … [Read more...] about Downsides to Guardianship
"Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family" by Attorney Victor Lembo The pop culture world was saddened to learn of the death of Luke Perry, who died tragically on March 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Perry, whose full name was Coy Luther Perry, III, rose to fame as he starred on the popular 90’s show “Beverly Hills 90210”. He passed due to a stroke that he suffered just days … [Read more...] about Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family
"Estate Planning for Last Remains" by Attorney Laura T. Curry (Audio) After your passing, family and loved ones are often left in distress and without direction regarding your preferences. This is why disposition of your last remains is an important part of your estate planning. Your Living Will document will provide clear and specific guidance as to what you prefer in regards to organ … [Read more...] about Estate Planning for Last Remains
Selecting an Agent by Attorney Laura T. Curry (Audio) Agents are arguably the most important people in our legal lives. They step in and make decisions for you when you are unable to act for yourself. They make financial decisions for you under a Financial Power of Attorney and make medical decisions for you when you aren’t able to act for yourself under a Healthcare Power of … [Read more...] about Selecting an Agent
"Incapacity Planning" by Attorney Alexander M. Pagnotta (Audio) We don’t expect to become incapacitated. Nobody wants to be unable to manage their affairs. But, each year countless people become unable to manage them. For some, it’s a temporary illness or injury which removes their ability to function, such as a medical procedure. Others become unable to manage their own affairs due to … [Read more...] about Incapacity Planning