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January 2020 Archives

Dementia can lead to seeking conservatorship over a loved one

It is commonly said that our parents change our diapers in our infancy, and then we must change theirs in their dotage. The point of this phrase is not to imply that you have a literal responsibility for bathroom care for your aging loved ones so much as it is that children often grow to assume many of the same responsibilities over their parents that their parents once had over them. It is the circle of life and an opportunity to repay the love and care of your parents with service to them as they age.

Why should parents set up special needs trusts?

Individuals tend to repeatedly hear that they need to sit down and draft a will as they get older. They're often told that their assets may go to someone other than those they intended unless they document their wishes. Wills aren't just for older people, though. They're for younger individuals too. However, you may need more than a will if you have a child with special needs. You may also need to set up a trust if your son or daughter is reliant upon you and/or government benefits for their care.

New law restricts probate courts' power to appoint guardians

Children are no longer children when they reach the age of 18. With the exception of consuming alcohol, people in Connecticut arrive at all adult privileges on the 18th birthday. Before then, however, someone must be legally responsible for their behavior and well-being, and those people are traditionally the parents of the child.

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