Supporting the Caregivers of Persons With Dementia

If you are a caregiver for a person who has dementia, you need all the support that you can get. Luckily, support is available.  Here are some resources, and some things that you may be able to do to make your daily life go a little more smoothly. Support Groups…

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What is Legal Capacity?

  In order to write a will, sign a contract, get married, or do a variety of other actions, a person must have legal capacity.  This means that they must be mentally competent, understand what they’re doing and be of a certain age. Legal capacity often comes into question when…

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Decisions to Make About Your Will and Estate Plan

If you are making a will for the first time (or updating one for the first time in a long time), this handy list will help guide you. No matter how small or large your estate, the answers to these questions are important. Who will be the ultimate beneficiary of…

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Sibling Rivalry and Elder Planning

Planning for an elder parent is difficult enough without old “baggage” showing up.  However, that is often exactly what happens.  The stress and uncertainty of dealing with an elder parent’s future can activate old family issues and rivalries that everyone thought were long gone. Here are some tips to help…

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Want to Know About Texas Guardianship?

The Texas Young Lawyers Association has resources for legal information to the general public.  The following excerpt answers questions about Texas guardianship.    GUARDIANSHIP What is a guardianship? A guardianship is a court-supervised administrator designated for an incapacitated person. There are two types of guardianships: 1) of the person; and…

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