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 »

Proving Undue Influence May Void A Will or Trust

Q.  I sometimes hear the term “Undue Influence” as a basis to contest a Will. What does that term mean? A.  To say that a Will or Trust was signed as the result of “Undue Influence ” means that it was the result of excessive persuasion by someone which overcame the Will-Maker’s own free will,… Read More »