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…

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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…

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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…

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