Aging is something you cannot escape, and it affects all family systems. It can be challenging for adult children to imagine their parents as seniors and to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will age differently. Even if you are in the fortunate circumstance where your aging parents can go it alone…

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Your grandfather, Steven, can no longer make decisions on his own. A court appoints you to be Steven’s guardian of property, to help Steven manage his money. You become Steven’s “fiduciary.” The law now requires you to act to a high standard of good faith and honesty. There’s a lot of work involved with guardianship,…

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When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number – 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data – lack any type of estate plan. Although managing these details can seem daunting, and even depressing,…

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