Another Side of the Story: Terri Schiavo’s Brother Speaks Out

Terri Schiavo was the subject of one of the nation’s most famous and divisive end-of-life cases.   Bobby Schindler is her brother, and he is the president of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network.   Schindler recently joined Rebecca A. Hobbs of ElderLawAnsers to tell his sister’s story.   Terri Schiavo was only 26… Read More »

Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their children or grandchildren may be struggling financially. Assistance with summer camp fees, college tuition, wedding costs or the down payment on a first home, can… Read More »

Planning for the Silent Thieves: Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

I search your eyes, So empty and blue, Hoping for a flicker Of what used to be you.1 If you are the wife, husband, son or daughter of someone with, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, you may be overwhelmed emotionally, physically and financially.  You are consumed with the day-to-day care, behaviors like agitation and… Read More »