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Feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared to help your aging and ill loved ones? We understand. We have the personal experience and professional expertise to ensure that your loved one receives the best possible care and service while keeping their dignity intact.
We know that informed, well-prepared clients fair best. We do our best to ensure that you fully understand the intricacies of elder law and how to protect family assets, your parent's dignity, and ensure that appropriate care and services are put in place. We offer:
For nearly three decades Laurie Giles has practiced elder law and planning. The author of What Now? Elder Planning a step-by-step guide to your parent's aging. Laurie is a nationally recognized expert in elder and planning. She has appeared on such television and radio programs including Better Connecticut, Fox and Friends, Fox 61 Morning, The Stan Simpson Show and Golden Age. She has been quoted in countless publications including Huffing Post, American Express Open, MSNBC, and AARP. She has been named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut list.
If my parents are unable to handle their own finances, can I have them sign a POA?
That depends on whether or not your parent is legally competent. If they are legally competent (the threshold is lower than medical competence), a POA may be appropriate. If they are not legally competent; you will need to look into a conservatorship.
Can both my sibling and I be POA or conservator for my parents?
Yes, a power of attorney as well as a conservatorship can include multiple fiduciaries.
Should I talk to my parents regarding their wishes?
Yes, and the sooner the better. Knowing and understanding their wishes will be beneficial in developing their elder plan.
What if my siblings and I do not agree?
If you are unable to agree, elder mediation is a great option. A trained elder mediator can guide the development of a mutually agreeable workable elder plan.