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Adding this one simple step when a loved one creates or changes their will, powers of attorney and other crucial legal documents can minimize unnecessary stress and familial discord down the road.

What is a caregiver to do when a loved one is no longer safe living at home but refuses to consider moving to a long-term care community?

Selling a home if a parent has Alzheimer's can an issue. Elder law attorneys say the sale of a parent's home is an issue they receive inquiries about daily. Here's what caregivers need to know before trying to sell their parent's house.

When a loved one enters the later stages of Alzheimer's, planning now can help ease the pain of stepping in when a parent's ability to make financial and health care decisions slips away.

If an aging loved one has not named a power of attorney and is losing their ability to think clearly and handle aspects of their daily life, it might be time to seek guardianship.

Power of attorney (POA) documents are a crucial part of a legal plan for one’s future. However, the way these documents are written can either empower trusted individuals to help manage one’s affairs or cause unnecessary headaches.

Seniors and their caregivers are prone to many unique legal challenges. The issues these family caregivers face highlight the importance of obtaining legal documents and having an elder law attorney on your care team.

If your mother is no longer able to provide care for your father and he is not competent to sign a durable power of attorney, petition the court to appoint a legal guardian and conservator.

Two common scenarios are when a caregiver no longer wishes to be POA and when a family member wants to challenge the legality of a POA’s actions. Changes are dependent on the principal’s competency, how the document is written and the desired outcome.

The term “legal guardian” has different meanings in different states. Guardianship (or conservatorship) covers an elder's money, safety and/or welfare.