FALSE FACTS FRIDAY: Vol. 2, Issue 6 “Getting a Reverse Mortgage Means We Forfeit All of the Equity We Have in our Home to the Bank”

By: Joan Reed Wilson As part of our elder law and long-term care planning practice, we often recommend reverse mortgages to clients. And we are often met with resistance. One of the most common misconceptions about reserve mortgages is that if someone obtains a reverse mortgage, all hope of ever having any equity to pass…

FALSE FACT FRIDAY Vol. 2, Issue 5: “When a Loved One Dies, I Can Continue to Use the Power of Attorney They Gave Me To Pay Their Expenses.”

By: Joan Reed Wilson Most of you are probably sick of hearing me tell you how important having a power of attorney is for anyone aged 18 and older. A Power of Attorney gives the person or people who you nominate and trust the legal authority to manage your financial affairs. Under the document, you…

False Fact Friday, Vol. 2, Issue 5: “When My Loved One Passes Away, I Can Use the Power of Attorney They Gave Me To Pay Their Final Expenses.”

FALSE FACTS FRIDAY, VOL. 2, ISSUE 5 “WHEN MY LOVED ONE DIES, I CAN USE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY THEY GAVE ME TO PAY THEIR FINAL EXPENSES.” BY: JOAN REED WILSON, ESQ. Most of you are probably sick of hearing me tell you how important having a power of attorney is for anyone aged 18…

FALSE FACTS FRIDAY (COVID-19 EDITION): “I’m Worried that I Signed a Do Not Intubate with my Lawyer”

By: Joan Reed Wilson, Esq. Yesterday was the 12th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. I was scheduled to speak on a panel hosted by VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice with other professionals to discuss the importance of Advance Healthcare Directives. That event was obviously canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but given this current healthcare…

SPECIAL BULLETIN: OUR CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE PROTOCOL

MARCH 14, 2020: We received many calls this week with questions because of this pandemic. Many people are concerned about starting or completing their estate plan or real estate closing. This article sets forth our current plan regarding keeping our offices clean and open and options for being proactive while social distancing. We are currently…