January 2018 Archives

Marriott empire battling over trust

There are some Georgia residents who will enter their later years in life possessing high net worth assets amassed through years of business ownership. For some, such assets will prompt discord among adult children and other beneficiaries; however, with appropriate elder law guidance, many legal problems may be avoided. It used to seem to that all was in order where the Marriott empire was concerned until John Willard Marriott III, son of hotel mogul Bill Marriott, publicly stated that he planned to sue his father and uncle to have them removed as trustees on a trust to which he has been barred access.

Determining whether home care is a long-term care planning option

Helping an aging parent plan and provide for his or her health and financial needs can be a challenging and emotional experience. There are often so many long\-term care options, it is difficult to determine which ones best suit a loved one's particular needs and goals. A main decision many adult children help their parents make is whether to include home care as a part of a plan. In fact, there may be some in Georgia who are currently considering this option.

No such thing as a perfect nursing home, but safety is important

When adult children in Georgia assist their aging parents in long\-term care planning, the process often includes researching various permanent resident facilities. There is no way to guarantee that no mishaps or negative situations will ever occur in a particular nursing home. However, there are several things prospective residents and their families can do to determine which facility best suits their particular needs and goals for long-term care. One of the first rules of thumb is to never underestimate word-of mouth assessments.

What happens to your special needs child after you die?

For most parents, the biggest concern about their death is naming a guardian if their children are minors or ensuring that their estate plan has accurate information about how to handle their assets after they pass. For parents of a child with special needs, however, there are other critical considerations.

Protecting loved ones from harm not always possible

When Georgia families make decisions to seek assisted living care for aging parents, they may face many challenges trying to find facilities that are best suited to their family members' needs. Protecting loved ones and ensuring they receive quality care is at the top of most people's lists of priorities when researching nursing homes in their areas. The bottom line is that the majority of the time, the loved one is going to be out of sight from other family members; therefore, it takes a lot of confidence in staff members' abilities and priorities to entrust a mother or father to their care.

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