• Why Can't I Just Do It Myself?

    If you're ever thought about creating your own will, trust, or power of attorney using forms downloaded from the internet, you may want to think again. An attorney at a Life Care Planning Law Firm explains why.

    Do you know someone who used documents downloaded from an online site to prepare their own wills or powers of attorney, or to set up trusts?

    You probably do. Maybe someone you know has bragged about using these forms to draft their own estate planning documents instead of seeing an attorney.

  • Social Workers in a Life Care Planning Law Firm

    It's National Social Work Month. What role can a social worker play in a Life Care Planning Law Firm? Just ask Janie De Leon-Male.

    If you’re looking for an example of a social worker making a difference in the lives of older adults and their families, Janie De Leon-Male, M.S.S., LSW is Exhibit A.

  • Anatomy of a Crisis Case

    When an elderly loved one's health is failing, quick action is vital. Life Care Planning Law Firms play a unique role in guiding families through the process.

    If you’re caring for elderly loved ones, you’re probably quite familiar with the element of surprise. Emergency room visits. Falls. Diagnoses. Accidents. It’s impossible to know what’s around the next corner.

  • Celebrity Estate Planning Blunders: Five Lessons for the Rest of Us

    Highly-publicized battles fought over the estates of famous people offer valuable lessons for people in every tax bracket. Working with a Life Care Planning Law Firm can help you avoid similar mistakes.

    John Burns, founder of John Burns Estate and Elder Care Law, PLLC, a Life Care Planning Law Firm with offices in Decatur, Alabama and Franklin, Tennessee, helps us understand five of the most common estate planning mistakes made by the rich and famous.

  • Steps, Exes, and Estate Planning

    If you've been married more than once, estate planning is rarely a simple matter. Learn how Life Care Planning Law Firms help blended families sidestep conflict.

    How do you keep the peace in a blended family?

    Creating a detailed estate plan is a good place to start.

  • Dementia and Holiday Gatherings

    An elderly loved one's dementia can be like the elephant in the room during family get-togethers. During the holiday season, Life Care Planning Law Firms are in a unique position to help family members adjust to their challenging new reality.

  • VA Pension Benefits

    Veterans and their families are entitled to an array of benefits, but most don't know how to access them. How do Life Care Planning Law Firms help older veterans and their families get what's rightfully theirs?

    Did you know that if an elderly loved one was a veteran or was married to a veteran, he or she may be eligible for VA Pension benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?