Author Archives: jbennett
Estate Planning Essentials
You may assume that Estate Planning is only for the elderly or the wealthy. However, the truth is that Estate Planning is for everyone, but many Americans overlook this during their lifetimes. According to a 2016 Harris Poll, 64% of Americans have not yet made a will, and of these, 55% have simply “not gotten […]
Why You Should Have a Living Will
In 2005, Terri Schiavo died at the age of 41, curled in a bed in a Pinellas Park hospice facility, unable to talk or think, when her feeding tube was pulled. Schiavo had been in a persistent vegetative state since the age of 26 following a cardiac arrest leading to severe brain damage. She underwent […]
Why Do We Need Advanced Directives?
Introducing Life Planning Documents. In 2006, Holly Deni’s 99-year-old aunt was found unconscious in her Manhattan apartment. Deni, currently director of the ElderLife Division at Locker Financial Services, was faced with the difficult and traumatizing situation of caring for her incapacitated aunt, a former Manhattan socialite. Although Deni’s aunt, who suffered severe, irreversible cognitive decline, […]
What is Elder Law?
An Introduction to Elder Law. One question many of our clients ask us is, “What is Elder Law?” The answer is: Elder Law is complex and multi-layered, addressing numerous realms of law. Why do you need an Elder Law Attorney? Elder Law encompasses a variety of legal issues designed to protect the elderly and […]