How to Help your Elderly Loved One Organize their Personal Business Affairs

Let’s face it: for most people, getting and staying organized is hard.  Organizing someone else’s finances is not easy either. So, let’s say that the time has come for you to step in and help your elderly friend or relative with their finances.  If you are lucky, they asked for help at a…

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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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Great Tips for Avoiding SCAMS!

Scammers. They are out there…  waiting…. waiting for your attention to be distracted… waiting for that moment when you let your guard down for just a minute! Scammers target the elderly. They also may attempt to extract information from children who answer the phone. They may attempt to get information…

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Help for Senior Citizens in Avoiding Scams

Scammers and con artists are always updating their knowledge and refining their game. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable and some scammers “specialize” in targeting this particular group. Fraudulent letters, emails, and phone calls are getting more and more sophisticated.  Recently, the Texas Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) issued an alert…

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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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Basic Facts About Adult Adoption in Texas

Adoption of an adult can be a fairly straightforward process.   The adoptee’s biological parents do not need to be notified of the adoption and are not entitled to have a voice in the proceedings.   There are many reasons to proceed with a formal adoption, even after the “child” reaches adulthood.  The…

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