I have a history of Alzheimers in my family and don't want to be resuscitated if my heart stops or I have a stroke. I want a DNR tattoo so they make sure they check.
Never count on a DNR tattoo to do anything for you other than give you something novel to talk about at gatherings of friends. The idea is to get your instructions noticed and followed. Tattoos are not recognized by statute and have no legal effect. They are not binding on emergency healthcare providers. Since you are in Oregon you should instead record your POLST with the Oregon POLST Central Registry. You can find more information regarding the registry at http://oregonpolst.org/registry-resources.See question
My God father wants to put me in his will (we have no legal relationship) but needs my social security number and I do not understand why he needs it.
Even if you were related, providing your social security number for inclusion in a Will is not only unnecessary, it is an inappropriate public disclosure of confidential and protected information. Using your name, followed by the traditional relationship designation goddaughter and the town in which you currently reside would be more than sufficient and would not open the door in the future to identity theft.See question
I am the beneficiary of a SNT with my sister and brother as it's Trustees. My sister never converses with me and dictates how I am to live through my brother's correspondence. Furthermore, I do not trust these trustees to follow through with wha...
To answer your question regarding the replacement of your SNT trustees requires a review of the trust document itself. Not all SNTs are the same. A lot depends upon the skill and experience of the attorney who drafted the document. Does it specify a procedure for trustee replacement? Does it contain a "trust protector" provision? While you indicate that your other brother might be a better choice as trustee, the reality may be otherwise. The trustee needs to have a working knowledge of Social Security and Medicaid law as well as other public benefits for which you may be eligible. They also need to understand their duties and responsibilities as a fiduciary. One false step on their part can mess up your benefits. I recommend you take a copy of your SNT to an experienced elder law attorney who is knowledgeable about SNTs. You can find one by going to the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at www.naela.org.See question
Both my father and stepmother were admitted into the hospital 2/5/2017. His blood/sugar level was at 900, he was diagnosed with vascular dementia and gets more confused everyday. His wife has had Parkinson's for 20 years, which has recently been...
In order to get someone you trust in a position to investigate and handle your father's decisions, your sister (who is closer) may need to petition the court to be appointed as your father's guardian.See question
I signed for moms cremation and was told by "Bob", funeral agent,that her boyfriend was their "client" and person paying $3,000 so he was intiltled to her ashes.5 days later,Bob calls,says moms boyfriend backed out of contract,wants nothing to do ...
In addition to Attorney Shields' advice you might try contacting her bank or credit union to see if they had a small life insurance benefit. You could also look at her bank or credit card statements to see if any insurance premium payments where being deducted.See question
I am 18 and my boyfriend is 20 but I'm required to live on campus for my first two years or live with a guardian. Can I say I'm living with him as my guardian?
Since you are an adult, to have a guardian appointed a court has to make a determination that you are incapacitated (or in some states the term incompetent is used) meaning that due to some condition or deficiency you are unable to properly take care of yourself or your property unassisted. The fact that you are able to go to college tends to mitigate against such a finding.See question
My mother grandfather and grandmother died months apart last year. Grandma had will and left me everything but that area where mineral rights are wasn't in will. I'm getting letters made out to her they want to buy. What do I need to do to get o...
This is a probate rather than a guardianship question and I have changed the practice area accordingly. Your grandmother's estate (and perhaps your grandfather's too) will need to go through some type of probate process to get title into your name. The Will doesn't do it by itself. The nature of the process will depend upon the value of the estate. A short form may be available, but if not you are looking at a formal probate. One advantage of a formal probate would be the appointment of an executor who could see the mineral interests right out of the estate rather than having to first distribute it to you. This is not something you should attempt to do on your own. You will need a probate attorney.See question
"Mr. William" represented "Mr. John" during his lifetime by drawing up two past wills when he was middle aged and healthy. "Mr. John's" neice, "Mrs. Mary" decides to get divorced and hires "Mr. William" to represent her and he files her divorce a...
I had to draw a diagram to keep track of all the parties, but I see no conflict in Mr William drafting a new will for Mr John. Mr William's representation of Mrs Mary in her divorce (which reprentation was terminated) has nothing to do with Mr John's will. Mr. John has to have capacity to execute a will and there is nothing in your fact statement to indicate he doesn't. I do question how Mrs. Mary was able to change Mr. John's bank accounts and title. Did she have POA? If she didn't, how was she able to direct Mr William to do anything for Mr John? Even if there was a conflict, that would be a problem for Mr. William and I don't see a basis for "vacating" the will. That would require something like undue influence and you haven't given any facts to indicate that occurred.See question
My mother was declared an incompetent adult 22 years ago after having several strokes. I was appointed conservator and took care of her for 7 years. She went to live with my brother( B )out of state when I was unable to take care of her. He was...
Since your mother is now residing in WY and you are providing care, by all means you should seek appointment as her guardian. If your brother B neglected filing his reports with the court, don't be surprised if you find out that he was terminated as guardian. You might be able to determine his current status by contacting the clerk of the court that appointed him. There are procedures in place to transfer or establish guardianship, but you will need a lawyer.See question
I have no friends,neighbors or relatives and I would like to donate to a Charity. I do not have anyone to be executer. What is the average cost?
Your situation is rather complex due to the lack of persons in your life, but an estate planning attorney should be able to walk you through the issues and make suggestions. As far as cost, it depends upon the experience of the attorney. One who doesn't write many will may charge less than someone with more experience, but the more experienced attorney should be able to recognize more complex issues and draft a document that is less likely to be challenged or fail.See question