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A Difficult Problem: Age Discrimination

Posted by Neil Thompson | Jun 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Since the 1960's, lawmakers have continued to tackle age discrimination in the workplace. According to, age discrimination is defined as “the practice of letting a person's age unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a new job, promotion, or other job benefits. Decisions abo...

The Dangers Of Adding Others To Your Bank Account

Posted by Neil Thompson | May 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Adding a child's name to a bank account may be more of a hassle than it's worth, although it can be helpful to have another party available to keep track of bills when you're sick or away. Doing so may have unintended consequences for both you and the child. First of all, the money in your accoun...

Home Health Care And Technology For Veterans

Posted by Neil Thompson | May 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans has been a long-time goal of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs, particularly arbitrary caregiver dismissals, the home health services sec...

The Many Benefits Of Having An Elder Law Attorney

Posted by Neil Thompson | May 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

As the baby boomer generation ages and the influx of international migration continues, the senior citizen population of the United States is growing quickly. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men, and women live well into their 80s, 90s...

Special Needs Planning

Posted by Neil Thompson | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you have a child with special needs, estate planning requires particular preparation. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child's long term prognosis and what type of care is anticipated to...

Estate Planning Conversations

Posted by Neil Thompson | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Death and Money:  Even in the most open families, conversation often quiets when two subjects arise: death and money. The uncomfortable talk:  For both parents and adult children, confronting the prospect of each other's deaths can be uncomfortable. Privacy around financial matters is often a ...

Who Do You Want To Make Financial Decisions For You?

Posted by Neil Thompson | Apr 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is hard to know who to trust with managing your financial well being when you are no longer able to do so? A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, has the legal authority to represent and make decisions on your behalf. What characteristics should you look for ...

When Both You And A Loved One Needs Caregiving

Posted by Neil Thompson | Apr 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

As aging relatives need care, family members have a natural tendency to step up and provide health care. The love and care many adult children receive growing up become reciprocal, particularly in the case of their aging parents. But with the advent of longer lives, it is not atypical that a seni...

An Estate Plan Begins with a Will or Living Trust

Posted by Neil Thompson | Apr 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

A will provides your instructions, but it does not avoid probate. A will only directs how assets titled in your name and without a beneficiary designation or other governing contract will be distributed. The assets must still go through your state's probate court before they can be distributed to...

Points To Discuss With Your Aging Parent

Posted by Neil Thompson | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Your parent is getting older and you are uncertain if there is a plan in place for their future care. It is a difficult topic to broach; no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. Instead of having a proactive conversation early in a parent's aging process ...

Keep Your Estate Plan Current

Posted by Neil Thompson | Oct 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

You should review your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they're still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That's why we recommend th...

Elder Law Attorneys Benefit Seniors And Their Families

Posted by Neil Thompson | Oct 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

An elder law attorney or certified elder law attorney (CELA) specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care including advance ...

Family Caregiving During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Neil Thompson | Sep 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Families with loved ones who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus, yet still require caregiving have new challenges to meet. Family caregivers that use to aid their family directly, now find themselves learning how to be long-distance providers during this pandemic. US News reports that before ...

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