The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act allows a person with a disability to establish a savings plan to help pay for expenses related to his or her disability without penalty of losing public benefits. While the ABLE Act is a federal law, ABLE accounts are established and managed under state law. Understanding what… Continue Reading What is an ABLE Account?
In estate planning, we often use Power of Attorney documents as a tool to plan for future incapacity. But with great power comes great responsibility. And power of any kind is easily abused. Thus, it’s important to carefully consider the legal effect and consequences of a Power of Attorney document. What is a Power of… Continue Reading Power of Attorney: How to Avoid Abuse and Financial Exploitation
Orphaned children are not just the plot of a fictional book or horror movie, but a fact of real life. When thinking about our children, nobody wants to consider their untimely death. However, choosing a guardian for your child is just as important as your decision for your child’s education, healthcare, and religious or moral… Continue Reading How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child
I frequently receive phone calls from friends or family members of an individual suffering from a mental health crisis. Their question is the same, “Can I get a guardianship over them and force them to take their medications, or get psychiatric care?” Or sometimes the question is whether they can get a trust or some… Continue Reading Mental Health and Guardianship: How to Get Help