FREE LEGAL GUIDES

From The American Bar Assn.

  1. Working With a Lawyer

  2. Wills

  3. Trusts

  4. Living Trusts

  5. Other Estate Planning Assets and Tools

  6. Changing Your Mind

  7. Special Considerations

  8. Death and Taxes

  9. Probate

  10. Where to Get More Information

View the free download, The Legal Guide For The Seriously Ill, from the American Bar Asociation.  http://www.caringinfo.org/UserFiles/File/PDFs/AdvanceCarePlanningLegalIssues/Legal_Guide_for_Seriously_Ill.pdf

The Family Legal Guide


From The American Bar Association


“Defining the legal profession seems to be increasingly more difficult. While engineers build bridges and doctors help the sick, lawyers do a wide range of tasks, depending on the client or the situation.


Although it is usually clear when to consult a physician, it is not always readily apparent when to seek counsel from a lawyer. This book was written to help make clear what lawyers do and when one should consult a lawyer.


Most lower and moderate income families’ legal needs are related to basic, everyday issues of life: housing, personal finance, family and domestic concerns (such as divorce and child support), employment-related issues, personal injury and community problems.


The Family Legal Guide separates the many areas of law into chapters that specifically deal with these types of issues

           

source: The Family Legal Guide George E. Bushnell, ABA President

The Family Legal Guide Discusses Senior Citizens’ Rights

 

Topics in Chapter 15, The Rights of Older Americans

  1. Age Discrimination on the Job

  2. Pensions

  3. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

  4. Your Right to Health & Long-Term Care Benefits

  5. Housing and Long-Term Care Options

  6. Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  7. Right to Control Your Own Affairs

  8. Finding Legal Help

  9. The Older Americans Act and Services

  10. Where to Get More Information

Free Legal Guides From The American Bar Association


The American Bar Association offers several legal guides, available as free downloads, on their website www.abanet.org.


As You Age provides links to the ABA website and also direct links to the free ABA publications below. 

View Chapter 15,  “The Rights Of Older Americans,” in the Family Legal Guide.

https://www.abanet.org/publiced/practical/books/family_legal_guide/home.html

View Chapter 16,  “Estate Planning,” in the Family Legal Guide.

https://www.abanet.org/publiced/practical/books/family_legal_guide/home.html

View a list of legal resources in your state  provided by the American Bar Association.

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.cfm

Consumers’ Guide To Legal Help

Although the ABA cannot provide help to consumers directly, there are many people out there - lawyers and other advocates - who can help you.

  1. It is a good idea to talk to or work with an attorney who is licensed to practice law in your state.  This is because most legal issues are regulated by the law in the state where you live or where the problem occurred.

The Legal Guide For The Seriously Ill

From The American Bar Association


7 Key Steps To Get Your Affairs In Order


By the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging  for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
















“The onset of a serious illness or injury can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get your financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to you, but to your loved ones.


This guide provides you information on several steps to consider if you face serious illness or injury. Specifically, this guide explains “seven key steps” in short and simple terms and provides tips and resource links that will give you much more detailed information and guidance as needed.”


source:  The Legal Guide For The Seriously Ill

The Family Legal Guide Discusses Estate Planning

 

Topics You Will Find In Chapter 16, Estate Planning

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Consumers Tool Kit For Healthcare Advance Planning


http://www.abanet.org/aging/publications/docs/consumer_tool_kit_bk.pdf

Making Medical Decisions For Someone Else:  A How-To Guide

http://www.abanet.org/aging/pdfs/genlproxyguide2009.pdf

Myths and Facts About Health Care Advance Directives

http://www.abanet.org/aging/pdfs/mythsfacts0409.pdf

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