Guardianship can be a way to protect individuals from abuse, neglect and exploitation, but can be abused under certain circumstances. Although beneficial when set up and handled ethically, It also restricts the rights of the individual.
Power of Attorney
One responsibility after a loved one passes is to contact government agencies and programs, as well as investigate possible death benefits provided by the federal government.
There is the potential for abuse by guardians and other caregivers and caretakers, and we want you to be aware of these dangers. Here is information from the U.S. Department of Justice.
When and why should you call a certified elder law attorney? Basically, when the need arises for end-of-life estate issues among others.
What does it mean to be an elder law attorney? It does not necessarily mean representing an elderly person; what it does mean is representing elderly people in the process of aging.
For you to think that all you must do is just get a will and you’re fine is not appropriate, and it’s not estate planning.