Last month, Vermont became the fourth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. It’s also the first to do so via legislation, in a year that’s seeing a rebirth of state bills to legalize this practice. Given this trend, it’s worth knowing what, if anything, is happening in your state. Legislation Proposed in 2013: Bills have been introduced this year in 5 states: Connecticut, New Jersey, Kansas, Hawaii, and in Maine (defeated). A ballot initiative in … [Read more...] about Assisted Suicide Legislation on the Rise: What’s Happening in Your State?
As estate planning lawyers, we regularly work to help administer assets after a death in one’s family. However, as trusted professionals, it is important for us to also encourage our clients to have plans in place for the last days of a dying family member. We must be careful to remind them that we never know when we might wake up to discover that an elderly relative is seriously and terminally ill and needs round-the-clock care. If money is tight, a client may have limited care choices as … [Read more...] about Planning for End-of-Life Care for Loved Ones