7 Legal Tips for Family Caregivers

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Sometimes special occasions like Thanksgiving offer great opportunities to have heart-to-heart conversations with the people we care about. Here are some talking points on how one can engage in a thoughtful and crucial conversation with his or her elderly parents on estate planning:

Talking Points from Glenn Matecun
On Legal Caregiver Tips

Many times family caregivers are so busy taking care of their every-day duties, they ignore pressing legal issues that need to be handled. Here are the top 7 legal issues:

  • Understand Your Legal Authority. Capacity is not all or nothing, but generally capacity declines over time. If your loved one has capacity, they may be making financial and medical decisions on their own. If not, they you must understand what legal authority you have to handle financial and medical matters for your loved one.

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