When Is Guardianship of an Elderly Parent Needed?
When people think of guardianship, they often think about children or disabled adults who need care. However, guardianship of an elderly or aging adult, is also fairly common. While the process is similar, there are some distinct differences between adult guardianships and minor guardianships. Additionally, the legal guardianship process can be complex. At Michaelson Law, […]
Estate Planning During a Pandemic
Whether you are young or old, COVID-19 has us all thinking about our mortality and health more these days. This pandemic took us all by surprise, did you have your affairs in order before? According to one study, approximately 1/3 of all Americans did not have an up-to-date estate plan as of 2017. We expect […]
Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Know for Your Estate Plan
Did you know that there are over 400 different types of dementia? The number of different types is staggering but the most common cause of dementia is due to Alzheimer’s disease. At least, that’s what the Alzheimer’s Association‘s published 2020 Facts and Figures reports. Other relatively common types of dementia include vascular, Lewy Body disease, […]
Isolation May Increase the Risk of Elder Abuse
The American Bar Association (ABA) reports that an unfortunate consequence of continued isolation increases the risk factors for elder abuse and exploitation. Older adults represent some of the most at-risk American citizens because of COVID-19. Many of them are choosing to stay home to lower their risk of infection as the rest of the world […]