Disability LawElder LawEstate PlanningAugust 23, 2020by Linda Ershow-Levenberg
What’s your catastrophe plan?
get organized in case there’s an emergency
Elder Law NewsJanuary 8, 2018by Linda Ershow-Levenberg
Wyoming Supreme Court holds that Agent under Power of Attorney had authority to consent to arbitration in nursing home admission contract
It is not uncommon for nursing home admissions contracts to include provisions requiring the resident to consent to binding arbitration of any dispute. In this recent case in Wyoming, the question was the enforceability of an optional arbitration clause. The nursing home admission contract for Aletha Boyd was signed by her Agent under a General Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) which...
Elder Law NewsNovember 25, 2015by Linda Ershow-Levenberg
Power of Attorney isn’t just a “form”
I’ve been thinking a lot about Power of Attorney issues lately because of a variety of problems my clients have encountered. A power of attorney is a document that reflects a relationship created between one person and another person in which the principal person appoints the other person as their “Agent and attorney-in-fact” with power to carry out different kinds of...
Elder Law NewsDecember 3, 2014by Linda Ershow-Levenberg
Durable Power of Attorney Plus: How to make your POA better
Back on June 5, 2014 I posted a blog called Advance Directives for Lifestyle. My concept was that as we age, we have to think about how our life will be managed by a third party when we aren’t so capable any more, and we should build more instructions into our documents to guide our agents regarding our preferences. Now I have ideas on strengthening the Durable Power of Attorney to build...