Baby boomers believe they are too healthy for living wills

Posted on December 8th, 2011 No Comments

Living wills are documents that are prearranged by an individual with instructions on what to do in the case of a severe accident or illness.

The baby boomer generation believe that they are too healthy and young to have living wills. An Associated Press study found that nearly 64 percent of baby boomers born between the years 1946 and 1964 say that they do not have an official living will document.

The thought of death doesn’t seem to cross the minds of these individuals who feel like they extremely active and healthy for their age. According to the study, they don’t feel like it will be necessary to have a living will until they are well into their 70s.

Although these people may lead healthy lifestyles, it is still a good idea to possess a living will with requests written out. A living will can be tailored to the individual’s specific requests in different situations regarding life and death.

If you would like more information on living wills, please contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Understanding Living Wills

Posted on July 6th, 2011 No Comments

In recent years, living wills have become quite popular, yet many people are unsure of exactly how they work.

A living will is a legal document that an individual uses to outline their wishes regarding life-prolonging medical treatments. Living wills are also known as health care directives, physician directives, or advance directives. It is important to note that a living will is different from a living trust, which is a means of holding and distributing an individual’s assets to avoid probate.

The requirements for a living will vary by state. Generally, the declarant would indicate which life-prolonging treatments they do or do not want applied in the event they suffer from a terminal illness or enter a permanent vegetative state. A living will does not become effective unless the declarant becomes incapacitated.

If you are interested in learning more about a living will, please contact the Houston Living Will Lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 281-362-2865.

Living Wills Could Be Nulled by “Conscience Law”

Posted on February 9th, 2011 No Comments

Efforts have been made to make changes to Idaho’s “Conscience Law,” which states that medical practitioners have the right to refuse to provide a service to a patient if it does not seem right to them, or violates the health care provider’s conscience. With the passing of this law, the living wills of patients will be disregarded.

Tom Loertscher, the Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, has the opportunity to kill the bill, however, he is undecided on what he would like to do.

The bill directly defies an Idaho law which states that the wishes of people with living wills must be honored.

If you would like more information on living wills, please contact the Houston living will attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865.

Dog inherits mansion and trust fund

Posted on June 18th, 2010 No Comments

When Miami heiress Gail Posner, daughter of late corporate takeover artist Victor Posner, died at age 67 last March, she had a lot to leave behind. Among her many lavish possessions is an exquisite $8.3 million Miami Beach mansion, which she left to Conchita Posner, her pampered chihuahua. The dog was granted the property in Gail’s will along with a $3 million trust to ensure her comfort.

The pup was not the only one of Gail’s housemates to benefit from the hefty will. Seven of Gail’s bodyguards, housekeepers and other personal assistants received a total of $27 million and some were even granted permission to continue to live in the seven-bedroom mansion, rent free.

In an attempt to revoke the will, Gail’s only living child, Bret Carr has filed a lawsuit against some of his mother’s former staff members, insinuating a dark intrigue. He claims that household assistants drugged his sick mother in 2008 and forced her to change her will to include them. Carr was bequeathed $1 million in his mother’s will.

Your will should be clear, with no questions about who is supposed to inherit what. So trust the professional Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. Contact a professional attorney by calling 281-362-2865.

Man caught impersonating mother

Posted on April 28th, 2010 No Comments

A Washington County man was arrested this week for faking his mother’s signature on fraudulent inheritance documents in an effort to cut his siblings out of her will.

State police in Fort Edward report that the 59-year-old man forged his mother’s signature on a deed to her house as well as on two fake copies of her Last Will & Testament.

Police were able to uncover the fraud following complaints from the man’s siblings and the fact that the documents were improperly notarized.

The man was charged with Grand Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing. Further charges are pending.

Luckily police were able to catch this cheat before he managed to successfully change his mother’s will. If you are looking for a professional estate lawyer who can ensure that your will is legally sound and properly notarized, and to avoid any sort of debacle like this, contact the Houston personal estate lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Lawyer accused of stealing client's inheritance

Posted on April 19th, 2010 No Comments

A 62-year-old lawyer from Alton, Illinois, was arrested last Monday and charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person. He remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.

He has been accused of keeping and cashing a check for $138,826 that was meant to go to his then-client. The money was the client’s inheritance from her mother, who died in Ohio in 2004.

The 81-year-old woman who was meant to receive the inheritance money is now represented by a different lawyer, who discovered the theft last month.

To set up a will and to be as sure as you can be that your money goes to the people you want to receive it, contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

How to plan for treatment during life-threatening injuries

Posted on April 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Many individuals are concerned about how will they will be treated if they sustain a life-threatening injury. To plan for this potential circumstance, individuals often draft living wills.

Individuals typically draft living wills with an attorney. The attorney will help them determine whether or not they should be kept alive if they are suffering a serious illness or severe injury. One benefit of such documents is that they remove the burden from family members to make such difficult decisions.

If you or anyone you know has questions about a living will, contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

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