Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits

Today veterans across the country receive different benefits through the Veteran’s Administration (VA).  What they may not know is that senior veterans, those who require home health services, house or bedbound individuals, veterans residing in an assisted living environments, and veterans with blindness may also be entitled to an added financial benefit to pay for… Read More »

Special Needs Trust Planning

Planning for the future of a child or another loved one with a severe disability often requires family members to become well versed in different government benefit programs. When the individual’s disability is expected to prevent them from working or being able to fully support themselves as an adult, these public resources can be of… Read More »

The Duties of a Conservator

  When someone experiences impaired cognitive functioning, it can interfere with multiple aspects of their lives.  One area that this can have a particularly destructive impact on is their finances.  In some cases, the individual’s condition may be so severe as to warrant legal intervention to protect their funds and property.  In such a situation,… Read More »

The Duties of a Guardian

When an individual is no longer able to care for their personal needs or make medical decisions, it may be necessary to have a guardian appointed to take over these responsibilities.  Taking on the guardian role is a serious undertaking and the person serving in this capacity will have specific duties to the individual. What… Read More »

Dementia Support Programs for Caregivers

Being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia requires a high degree of dedication and selflessness as well as a tremendous amount of patience.  Caring for someone with this condition can mean spending hours taking them to various appointments and keeping up with their medication and health care needs while providing a safe and… Read More »

Challenges to Conservatorship

When a person is no longer able to govern their financial interest effectively, it may be necessary for a loved one or other concerned party to ask a court to appoint a conservator to make financial decisions on their behalf.  However, in some circumstances, the person may disagree with this appointment.  Here are some important… Read More »