Does Conservatorship End Joint Accounts?

Some folk think “estate planning” is putting their children on their bank accounts.  However, this may not be enough if the client later becomes incapacitated.  If the client does not…

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Joint Custody by Grandparents Upheld by Court

More and more these days, grandparents have been called on to provide care for grandchildren due to problems experienced by their children.  A recent Mississippi case expanded the interpretation of…

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The New Reality of Old Age in America

People are living longer, more expensive lives, often without much of a safety net.  As a result, record numbers of Americans older than 65 years of age are working —…

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Holiday Helps for Alzheimer's Caregivers

November and December are holiday months.  The holiday season is a time for visiting and reconnecting with family, friends and neighbors.  Sometimes this season can be sad or stressful for…

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Medicare Milestones

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law.  At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library…

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