Life Becomes More Complicated, a column authored by Attorney Michael Hooker is a wealth of information. He covers everything from living wills to nursing home costs. We are happy to provide copies of his articles here.

 

Massachusetts law allows a competent person (the "principal") to designate a surrogate medical decision-maker (the "proxy") in the event he or she later becomes incapable of making health care decisions.

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Anyone who keeps abreast of the news can see that our federal government spends far more money than it earns in taxes and other sources. Many states have similar problems, including the inability to continue to pay for government employee pensions and health care benefits, for example, in Wisconsin.

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If you only have time to read just one of my columns in your life and you want the impossible, (which is to learn everything in elder law in one brief sitting) here are some succinct gems:

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