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Bank account of Brighton woman allegedly drained by neighbors

Designating an attorney-in-fact can require the utmost caution to keep a person’s finances protected. Allotting the power of attorney can be both fulfilling and beneficial by giving individuals peace in knowing that their finances are being utilized for the exact purposes they wish. Unfortunately, some individuals seek to find ways to access and misuse the funds.

Estate plan basics, part 1: structure for health care decisions

Estate planning is of course not a one-size-fits-all exercise. Passing along assets and establishing guidelines for health care decisions is highly individualized work. Though there are common patterns that occur as people face these decisions, there is no ready-made template for making them.

When families disagree about care: the Kasem conservatorship case

Conservatorships are sometimes necessary to safeguard the interests of a family member who no longer has the capacity to make their own financial or medical decisions. When there is no power of attorney in place, or a power of attorney is not being honored, a conservatorship may be in order.

Caregivers need to care for their own health and finances too

To a remarkable agree, this has become the Age of the Caregiver. With an aging population and the high cost of professional nursing care, the percentage of American adults who take care of someone with a significant health problem has gone up from 30 percent to almost 40 percent in just the last three years.

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