Author Archives: Jay L. Fingeret
Financial exploitation of the elderly has emerged as a common and difficult issue because seniors are more vulnerable due to medical needs, diminished mental capacity and often times they have more financial resources to exploit.
For many young people, busy schedules and the idea that estate planning is only for the rich and elderly, can easily place estate planning at the bottom of the to-do list. However, there can be significant consequences for your family if you delay your estate planning for too long.
Not only does your advanced directive for healthcare allow you to stay in control of your medical treatment, it also makes things easier for your loved ones and family who will not have to guess what your wishes would have been.
If you have suspicions that your elderly loved one is the victim of verbal abuse in a nursing home, you can take legal action to have the nursing home brought to justice for failing to provide reasonable and adequate care for your loved one.
Creating a plan for the transfer of your business to your heirs is just as important as writing your Will. Communicate with your estate planning attorney, make the required decisions and put a plan into action.
We are living in a digital age where almost everything can be stored “online”. It’s become clear that our online lives are becoming just as complicated as our real lives when it comes to estate planning.
A divorce will impact every aspect of your life and revising your estate plan in the aftermath can be a very delicate process.
It certainly won’t be easy to cope with the loss of your spouse but by planning ahead and having a strong support system in place, you will be more prepared to face the future.
As you plan for the future, keep in mind that “fair” doesn’t always mean “equal”.
If you are divorced, have outlived your spouse, or have never been married, creating an estate plan is essential in order to help ensure that your wishes are carried out after you pass on.