Alternatives to Guardianship

Do you suspect that you may need to seek a guardianship for a loved one?  There may be an alternative…. If your loved one is becoming unable to take care of his or her own affairs, you may be thinking about seeking a formal guardianship. If your loved one is…

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The Legal Document that Terminally Ill or Frail Patients Should Have

Persons who are facing an advanced illness are advised to think about having their physician sign specific medical orders which respect patient choices in end-of-life issues. These orders are referred to in Texas as MOST (Medical Orders Scope of Treatment).  In other states, they may be called POLST (Physician Orders…

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Why Just Having a Will May not be Enough

Do you have a current will?  If so, great!  But there are times when having a will may not be enough, or you may need a will that is more specific to your situation. Do any of these apply to you? You own a business, but haven’t made provisions for…

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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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Practical Advice for Dealing With Senior Adults

My last blog post dealt with caring for and helping senior adults, and mentioned some of the challenges that you are likely to encounter.   Now I want to share my review of a book that I discovered.   ”How to Say it to Seniors; Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders” by…

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