The Hardest Question: Who Do You Want Making YOUR End of Life Decisions? – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

In this Covid-19 epidemic, a wrenching question especially demands an answer: if you or someone you love is taken down into life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? I previously wrote about this and coined end of life incapacity planning as the “Big 6 Disability Planning” that you can …

Digital Footprint Estate Planning – Have You Protected Your Online Legacy? – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

There are very few individuals without a digital footprint anymore. From social networks like Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitch.tv and Twitter, blogs and licensed domain names, email, music, photos, seller accounts on eBay, Amazon, or Itsy, gaming accounts, even your financial, utility, and medical accounts are all part of your digital footprint. When most of us …

Staying Mentally Sound During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Many of us are facing unprecedented challenges during this coronavirus crisis in America, and it has increased anxiety and fear levels in all of us. The reactive part of your brain called the amygdala, a human physiological response when faced with fear, takes control of your actions, and you enter what is known as the fight-flight-freeze …

Social Security Funding is at Risk – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

The US Social Security Administrations funding trusts are known as the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. In their 2019 annual report to Congress, the Board of Trustees released some startling detail about projected insolvency for the Social Security Program by the year 2035. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been dipping …

When You and Your Loved One Need Caregiving – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Family systems have a natural habit of stepping in to provide health care to their aging relatives. The love and care many adult children receive growing up become reciprocal, particularly in the case of their aging parents. But with the advent of longer lives, it is not atypical that a senior parent may still be …

What You Need To Understand About Estate Planning – Patrick J. Kelleher, Esq. WWW.ELDERLAWCARE.COM

Estate planning may sound like the domain of the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly owned bank accounts, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, real estate, jewelry, vehicles, your …

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