Legal

As if caregiving and growing older doesn’t already provide additional things to be thinking about, the idea of legalities crops up. No one really enjoys talking about this stuff but we will try and make it easier. We want to empower both caregivers and seniors to take charge and feel good about the decisions they have made or need to make.

Retirement is a phase of life that can be both exciting and intimidating. These years may include taking up new hobbies, traveling, spending time with family or even moving into a new and more comfortable home. In 2017, 38%...
Sadly, the most common reason to liquidate a home is the passing of a loved one. There are no words to describe the pain of loss, or the overwhelming stress caused by dealing with the final affairs. The responsibility...
When it comes to Estate Planning, it is crucial that you consider the issues that may arise after you have moved on.On top of all of our responsibilities, it may be difficult to set aside enough time to ensure...
Elder Abuse Day is on June 15th. Until then, we will be running a series of articles on the different types of elder abuse. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or...
Many seniors are at odds with others over the question of money. Should they spend what they have saved over the years or should they pass it on as an inheritance? At one time it was more common to...
Research suggests that after the age of 70 our financial decision making abilities can decline rapidly.  Year round, especially during tax season with people posing as government and credit company representatives, we are hearing about more scams and new...
Seniors, especially those who are isolated, tend to become victims of fraud or financial abuse. Telemarketing scams are common.  Financial abuse from friends, relatives and others who are in a position of trust can also occur. Quite often the...
Many people are told to “Have an estate sale” and some people are horrified at the thought of having 100s of strangers walking through the family home. Is an estate sale a good idea?I just read about a lady...
The last thing any of us want is our children fighting. We expect it when the are young and growing up. We hope any sibling rivalry comes to an end once they have grown up. Sometimes it does. Sometimes it...
Tax season is here. Some seniors have their income tax prepared by a tax preparation company For those who do their own taxes make sure you don’t miss any deductions. Using tax software can help but check to see...