Caring for an older loved one who is suffering from physical and/or mental deterioration can be exhausting. Despite this, most people hang on as long as possible in an attempt to avoid placing their loved one in a nursing home. Given the unsettling, and even downright terrifying, news … [Read more...] about Albuquerque Nursing Home Lawyer Discusses Signs of Abuse
Stan Lee – Hero of Marvel Comics Born in 1922, Stan Lee became a comic hero legend. Beginning in New York in the early 1960s, Lee’s tenure at the top of Marvel Comics spawned Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the X-Men. As the chairman of Marvel Comics, Lee took the company from a small division … [Read more...] about Comic Legend Stan Lee Battles against Elder Abuse
At some point in your lifetime, there is a very good chance that you will need the assistance and/or advice of an elder law attorney, either for your own legal issues or because you are a caregiver for an elderly individual who has legal concerns. Because elder law is a relatively new area of … [Read more...] about What Do Elder Law Lawyers Do?
Most of us have someone we love who is currently enjoying their “Golden Years.” Unfortunately, because of the frequency with which elder abuse and neglect occurs, that means we must be vigilant about watching for the signs of abuse with our elder loved ones. Some of those signs are fairly obvious; … [Read more...] about Phoenix Elder Law Lawyers Explain How to Spot Abuse
We can’t make financial or health decisions for another person without proper planning or a court order. This is true even for our closest of relatives – our parents, our adult children. I recently met with “Bill” who explained that his 80 year old mother’s memory was deteriorating over the last 6 … [Read more...] about Do I need a Guardianship or Conservatorship Over My Mom?
The thought of incapacity is unpleasant, thus many people fail to plan for the consequences of incapacitation. Incapacity can be the result of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but it can also happen suddenly due to a stroke or an accident. The issues that surround incapacity are not limited to … [Read more...] about Planning for Incapacity
I love my dogs. There have been dogs in my family since the day I was born. And most of the time we have had two or three dogs. They are, and always will be, a part of my family. However, most states, including New Mexico and Arizona, consider pets as property. It is an important distinction in … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Your Pets
The best reason to do your estate plan in Arizona is because Arizona is one of only 9 states that is a community property state. The other community property states are: 1) California, 2) Nevada, 3) New Mexico, 4) Idaho, 5) Washington, 6) Wisconsin, 7) Texas, and 8) Louisiana. The main reason to do … [Read more...] about Which State is the Best State to Create my Estate Plan?
A married couple can have a Revocable Living Trust with provisions that upon the first spouse to die, the Trust shall be split into an A Trust, commonly referred to as the Survivor’s Trust; and a B Trust, commonly referred to as the Family Trust or Decedent’s Trust. In previous years there were huge … [Read more...] about Why is an A/B Trust Important?
I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Nicole of the American Cancer Society (“ACS”). I knew they did great things, but after my conversation, I was breathless. What ACS does in terms of cancer research is phenomenal, but what ACS does for the individual and their families who are … [Read more...] about Your Legacy – What can you do?