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Why You Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

Thinking about a time when you will need help taking care of yourself is not fun. That is why most people put off discussing long-term care until it can't be ignored.

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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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Legal DIY Web Sites Are No Match for a Pro, Consumer Reports Concludes

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal docume...

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Advance Medical Directives? Now There's an App for That

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging has come up with the app My Health Care Wishes, which allows you to import and store your advance directive, along with other critical information, on your smartphone so that it’s there for medical decision-making anytime, anywhere. 

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ElderLaw Radio Interview: Ending Life on Your Own Terms

The American Bar Association's leading expert on laws affecting the elderly explains how to ensure that your e...

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Use This Form to Avoid Loved Ones Being Denied Medical Information About You

If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis.

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Being an Executor or Trustee

Taking on the job of executor or trustee is not a role to be taken lightly.

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A Brief Overview of a Trustee's Duties

A trust is a legal arrangement through which one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a...

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