First, you must be an adult (18 years of age). The law has a history of not allowing minors to enter into contracts, and the same is true of wills. Certain things are so important that we do not want children doing them. Second, you must be of “sound mind and memory”. This is fancy… Continue reading Can You Write a Will by Yourself?
Introduction You may have read in, or heard on, the news that The Care Bill became the Care Act 2014 when it received the Royal assent recently; on the 14 May 2014, to be exact. Potentially, the Care Act 2014 contains some major reforms that will have important consequences for people receiving care in their… Continue reading The Care Act 2014 and Caps on Individual Care Costs
Most people do not know what the requirements of a legal will are in their state. For instance, in Illinois I have run into numerous people that think they can write out their will and put it in their desk drawer, and then upon their death it will be valid and followed by courts. That… Continue reading Will Basics in Illinois
Because they are unable to work, about 12 million Americans with disabilities receive regular income supplements from the government. Managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the federal insurance program is designed to provide for those that cannot support themselves financially. But because some unscrupulous sorts try to take advantage of the system, a rigorous… Continue reading Five Reasons To Contact A Social Security Disability Attorney
Obviously, all of us will get aged – and that’s a fact. This is the reason why we should take time to learn about the scope of Elder Law particularly the benefits and privileges we can get as we reach our senior years. Apart from getting benefits for ourselves, we can also help other people… Continue reading Why It Is Important to Learn About Elder Law
What is the one thing that every single person on Earth is doing right this second? Aging. It may be a cliché, but it’s true that every single one of us is growing older, and there is not a thing we can do to change that. What we can do, however, is make sure that… Continue reading Guardianship Of The Elderly: Elder Law Protects Your Loved Ones
Thanks to medical advances and better standards of living, many of us are likely to live considerably longer than previous generations. As a result of this, there’ll come a time when we’ll need to consider our options should we ever need longterm care. This article looks at some of the key issues that you or… Continue reading Essential Legal Tips When Considering Longterm Care (Part 1)
Many people in the UK are understandably worried about having to put their family home up for sale in order to fund the cost of care home fees. It is important to understand the basic facts regarding care home fee planning before considering making any decisions. Will I have to pay for my Care Home… Continue reading Understanding Your Care Home Fee Planning Needs