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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading
Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of … Continue reading
According to a Rocket Lawyer poll, 57% of Americans say their excuse for not having a Will is that they just haven’t gotten around to making one. The longer you put it off, though, the direr a catastrophic event could … Continue reading
Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem. When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading
Last week’s blog discussed Mickey Rooney’s legal and financial struggles in later years as a victim of elder abuse. Victims of elder abuse are almost always isolated in their surroundings, otherwise they would have the chance to reach out to … Continue reading
With more and more aging adults living beyond the lives of their loved ones, the question that has emerged is who will be there to make their end-of-life decisions when they are unable to do so. This is a daunting … Continue reading
This is the first of a two-part blog on the importance of identifying, locating, and informing your loved ones about where to find your important documents if they are ever needed in a pinch. If you’re like most people, you … Continue reading
Just as we create estate plans for our eventual demise, we also need to plan ahead for the possibility that we will become sick and unable to make our own medical decisions. Medical science has created many miracles, among them … Continue reading
AARP, along with other groups representing seniors’ interests, has drawn a hard line in the sand when it comes to Medicare cuts being considered in this tough economic time. Their stance? Say “NO” to all Medicare and Medicaid cuts, as … Continue reading
Many people believe they have a complete and comprehensive estate plan in place, only to have their unfortunate family members find out otherwise-after it is too late to correct. Perhaps the most important document an individual can put in place … Continue reading