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January 2018 Archives

Estate planning even for those without apparent heirs

Every day, the typical Colorado resident makes numerous decisions. Some decisions, such as what to have for lunch, are usually minor while other decisions, such as which job to accept, are more significant. Throughout this process, there are also a number of decisions that the individual simply decides not to make. Perhaps the individual is uncertain which decision to make or simply doesn't want to think about the situation. Regardless, some decisions, such as those involved with estate planning, can be costly if not addressed.

How to challenge a guardianship decision

Many elderly citizens rely on the services of a guardian to help make important financial and life decisions. In many cases, the court ends up appointing a guardian. While many professional guardians will ensure the individual is safe, abuse has occurred in the past. 

Estate planning important to one's financial affairs

Sometimes it is easier to simply ignore the facts. However, while it may appear to be the solution, ignoring one's needs does not typically make them disappear. In fact, many Colorado residents need to establish and/or review their estate planning documents.

Estate planning important for Colorado residents

As one ages, there are many decisions which must be made. Among these decisions, the Colorado resident needs to consider his or her health concerns, family dynamics, and assets. These issues provide the foundation for the various estate planning decisions that need to be addressed.

4 signs your relative is financially abusing your aging parent

You want to think the best of your family members, but sometimes the signs are too alarming to ignore. If you are suspicious that your sibling or another relative is stealing money from your elderly parent, you are likely feeling anger and confusion. According to AgingCare, most financial elder abusers are family members. 

Elder law attorneys can help to set up Medicaid planning programs

In Colorado and all states, long term nursing care and similar or related services for senior citizens are not covered by Medicare. Instead, for those who can't afford such care, including residence in a nursing home, they must qualify for Medicaid to receive benefits. Medicaid planning through an elder law attorney may be required well before the need for those benefits arises.

Need for care services increases as individual ages

Life support, ventilators, nursing home care -- these are but a few of the many decisions that the Colorado resident and his or her family may face as the individual ages. When it becomes necessary to make these decisions, the individual affected typically is unable to express his or her wishes. However, by recognizing the need for care services and planning ahead, these wishes can be expressed and planned for ahead of time.

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