Guardianships can be crucial to protecting the needs of vulnerable elderly or disabled adults. Understanding the differences in the two types of guardianships makes it easier for you to make plans in the event of a loved one’s incapacitation. Pennsylvania recognizes two types of guardianship that address different needs.
Quite a lot, really: Elder law in Bucks County is not something that is only meant for senior citizens. Sooner or later, anyone who has a family or who is worried about controlling their health or their financial situation could use the services of an elder law attorney.
When the legendary singer Aretha Franklin died earlier this year, she left behind an astonishing musical legacy, an estate reportedly in the neighborhood of $80 million…but no will.
No matter the reason, hiring an attorney usually means you’re dealing with a stressful situation. Maybe it’s an emergency: You’ve been charged with a crime, or you and the company you own has been sued for wrongdoing. Or maybe you’re planning for the future, creating a will, setting up a power of attorney, which can […]
What is an elder law attorney? The dictionary definition of an “elder law attorney” is simple: an advocate for older people, and their loved ones. But talk to Garrett Gummer, a longtime Bucks County elder law expert, and you’ll get a much more nuanced answer. It’s a role that covers everything from estate planning to […]
Every year, America’s senior citizens lose close to $3 billion due to financial exploitation, either from scam artists or unscrupulous caregivers. It’s this type of abuse that led lawmakers this year to pass the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, put forward by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and signed into law by President Trump in […]
For those of us who are still relatively young and in good health, it can be difficult to understand how frightening it can be to grow older, and experience the feelings of helplessness as various parts of your once-strong body begin to betray you. If you have a senior in your life who is beginning […]
You may be young – or at least young at heart – but that doesn’t mean you won’t someday require the services of an elder law attorney. In this blog post, we’ll outline the many ways an elder law attorney can help you or your loved ones prepare for your golden years, so that you […]
When a parent gets older and begins to need additional care, it can create a lot of stress within a family. Sometimes, it can create conflicts and misunderstandings between family members as well. For example, siblings might argue over what’s best for an aging parent. Or if one family member is doing the bulk of […]
As we live through the latest winter storms to strike our area, we often think about how this is affecting our aging parents. Most of us call to ask if they are okay, check on them, bring them groceries and shovel their snow. As caring children and family members, we worry about their safety and […]