Elder Law

2015 VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) Rates

Here are the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) rates effective from December 2014 through December 2015.  These rates reflect a 1.7% cost of living adjustment (mirroring the COLA for 2015 Social Security rates): Status Benefit Annual Benefit Monthly Unmarried Veteran     Aid & Attendance $21,466 $1,788 Housebound $15,725 $1,310 Basic $12,868 $1,072 Married Veteran Continue Reading …

Addressing the Need for an Elder Lawyer In Savannah with the Senior in Your Life

The choice about whether or not to hire a Savannah elder lawyer is one that is not to be taken lightly.  Unfortunately, it’s a topic that can cause a lot of anxiety both for the senior and for his or her adult children.  There are multiple reasons that it’s an uncomfortable conversation to have. Of Continue Reading …

Savannah Elder Lawyer Weighs in on Guardianships vs. Powers of Attorney

As an elder lawyer in Savannah with considerable experience, certain questions are asked over and over again.  One area that sometimes requires explanation is the difference between guardianships and powers of attorney. Guardianships for Elders Guardianships come into play when an adult experiences some sort of issue that leads to a severe mental  or physical Continue Reading …

Planning for the Future With a Savannah Special Needs and Guardianship Lawyer

Parenting isn’t always easy, and it’s even less so when your child has a disability. We all have dreams of our children reaching full independence, but sometimes, this just isn’t possible. Our children may have needs that go beyond what others require, special needs that demand specific planning in order to make sure that the Continue Reading …

Michael Jace’s Kids Spend 4 Painful Hours In Police Custody Following The Death of Their Mother… A Savannah Guardianship Lawyer Explains How To Protect Your Own Kids From Child Protective Services If Something Happens To You

Much to the public’s shock and surprise, actor Michael Jace, best known for his role in the ‘The Shield,’ was charged with murder following the untimely death of his wife in May. According to reports, Jace called 911 on himself after allegedly shooting his wife in front of his small children.  Besides the obvious trauma Continue Reading …