Medicaid & Elder Law articles

Top Five Reasons to Hire a Lawyer: Advance Directives

5. Use the Law An advance directive is a legal document or set of documents used to specify a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment when said person is unable to communicate. Without an advance directive in place, Indiana law controls who, and in what order, others make medical treatment decisions for you. An advance directive [...]

Top Reasons Everyone Needs a Comprehensive Power of Attorney

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This issue of the ElderCounselor highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney, including some of the [...]