Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How Much Will It Cost to Financially Support Your Aging Parents? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-much-will-it-cost-to-financially-support-your-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-much-will-it-cost-to-financially-support-your-aging-parents/#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=838   Caring and supporting aging parents can be rewarding, but it can also be a highly frustrating and exhausting experience. When financially supporting your loved ones, it may be much more expensive than you realize. If your parent has little to no financial safety net, then a child may be the sole provider – making […]

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How to Avoid Court with Your Aging Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-to-avoid-court-with-your-aging-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-to-avoid-court-with-your-aging-parents/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:51 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=835   It is not uncommon for children and their aging parents to have issues. Conflicts often arise (including old, once-settled conflicts) when aging parents begin to slowly decline in health and start needing emotional and financial assistance from their children. Any time there is conflict present, it can escalate to the point where a family […]

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When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving for Good? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-should-elderly-drivers-stop-driving-for-good/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-should-elderly-drivers-stop-driving-for-good/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:00:36 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=832   Most individuals want to drive as long as they can. However, there may be a time in a person’s life when they need to stop or at least limit how often they drive, which could be on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the person. As a person ages, their driving abilities change […]

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Cities Consider Restructuring Due to Increased Elderly Population http://lamkinelderlaw.com/cities-consider-restructuring-due-to-increased-elderly-population/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/cities-consider-restructuring-due-to-increased-elderly-population/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:52 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=818   While the nation’s senior citizen population has increased at a rapid pace over the past ten years, many elder issues have come to the forefront, including increased medical needs, social security discussion and nursing home debate. A recent report, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), considered the growing elderly population […]

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Important Facts to Know About Nursing Homes and Guardianship http://lamkinelderlaw.com/important-facts-to-know-about-nursing-homes-and-guardianship/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/important-facts-to-know-about-nursing-homes-and-guardianship/#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:32 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=827 It is less than common knowledge that nursing homes can file for guardianship of their residents to collect debts. However, this practice has increased ten-fold in recent years. In fact, studies show that up to two thirds of all guardianship proceedings nationwide are brought forth by a government entity or institution. Elderly and disabled nursing […]

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Flexibility is Needed For Long-Term Planning http://lamkinelderlaw.com/flexibility-is-needed-for-long-term-planning/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/flexibility-is-needed-for-long-term-planning/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:46 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=823   The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wisely said, “change is the only constant in life.” In terms of long-term planning this is especially true. It is challenging enough to plan for next year, but when your plans involve the distant future (grandchildren and generations you may never meet) the possibility of change increases substantially. What makes […]

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June is National Safety Month http://lamkinelderlaw.com/june-is-national-safety-month/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/june-is-national-safety-month/#respond Sat, 06 Jun 2015 15:26:46 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=814   Every June, the National Safety Council recognizes the importance of safety education and awareness around the country with National Safety Month. Seniors should be especially aware of ways to protect their emotional well-being and physical health as they experience the physical shifts of aging. As the summer begins, many venture out into the sun […]

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How the Elderly Can Be Safe Drivers http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-the-elderly-can-be-safe-drivers/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-the-elderly-can-be-safe-drivers/#respond Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=786 The loss of a driver’s license can be devastating for seniors. That little plastic card has represented freedom and independence for the last 50, 60, or 70 years of their life. It is widely understood that driving abilities change as people get older, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it becomes dangerous. There are many […]

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When Your Elderly Parents Live With You http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-your-elderly-parents-live-with-you/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/when-your-elderly-parents-live-with-you/#respond Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=781 The decision to move an elderly parent into your home can be a difficult one, both emotionally and financially. However, a consultation with an elder care attorney may put your mind at ease about many of the uncertainties. Having an elderly parent live with you comes with additional expenses, but you don’t have to feel […]

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What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problems http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-we-can-learn-from-robin-williams-estate-problems/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-we-can-learn-from-robin-williams-estate-problems/#respond Tue, 12 May 2015 14:07:25 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=773 When a grieving family gets hit with unwelcome surprises, things can get ugly. The loss of a loved one is painful, but the process of fighting over sentimental and valuable estate items (from mother’s favorite tea cup to her million dollar beach house) can break the happiest of families in two. The consequences of inadequate […]

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