Estate Planning for People With A Chronic Condition or DisabilityBook - 2009
Counsels disabled or chronically ill patients on the process of making final arrangements, in a guide that covers everything from establishing preferences for convalescent care and the management of assets after death to key interests pertaining to life insurance, living trusts, and power of attorney designations.
Written in plain language especially for general readers living with a chronic disease or disability, this guide breaks estate planning down into seven steps. Each step is explained thoroughly, with detailed notes and examples on special concerns for those with different types of chronic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease. The first chapters of the book clearly state the rationale for creating different estate planning documents and explain basic concepts. The rest of the book addresses key issues such as power of attorney, ensuring access to medical records, and establishing competency. The book concludes with information on other considerations, such as planning for a caregiving spouse, religious considerations, and what to do if you cannot afford professional legal help. Sample forms are included. Shenkman, an attorney specializing in estate law, has written many other books. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"This is the first comprehensive estate-planning guide for those living with a chronic disease or disability. This book is targeted at those planning for the disbursement of their estates, no matter their size.
Estate-planning is crucial for those living with a chronic disease or disability: individuals must express their preferences whether to receive long-term care at home rather than in a nursing home in the event that they become more disabled, and it is more important for one who has a chronic illness to name a power of attorney. Estate Planning for People with a Chronic Condition or Disability covers all of those topics plus:
- How to write your will
- How to determine how much life insurance your family needs
- How to figure out whether you need a living trust
- Learn about powers of attorney
- When to work with a lawyer, if you need to
The book also includes downloadable sample forms for:
- Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Designation of Proxy for Financial and Health Decisions"
Counsels disabled or chronically ill patients on the complicated process of making final arrangements, in a comprehensive guide that covers everything from establishing preferences for convalescent care and the management of assets after death to key interests pertaining to life insurance, living trusts, and power of attorney designations. Original.