A New Year’s Resolution

Q.  My wife and I created our estate planning documents about 10 years ago and we really have not even looked at them since. Do you have any thoughts about when we should consider updating them? A.  Yes, I do. I would tie a review and update into a New Year’s Resolution. Many of us… Read More »

Your Rights Upon Hospital Discharge

Q.  My husband was recently admitted to the hospital following a stroke. The hospital now wants to discharge him in two days, and I believe he needs to remain longer. What are our rights? We are both on Medicare. A. Unfortunately, hospitals have a strong financial incentive to discharge Medicare patients as soon as possible…. Read More »

Legal Tips When Hiring a Senior Caregiver

Q. I plan to hire a full-time caregiver for my husband, and I want to make sure that I handle everything legally. Do you have any suggestions as to how I handle payment or anything else? A.  Yes. There are specific rules about handling the payroll, tax and employment law aspects of hiring household help,… Read More »